Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp explains Leicester snow controversy

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They're five points clear, look formidable, are cutting teams open for kicks and what's most impressive is that the 1-1 draw on Wednesday night with Leicester was the first time Liverpool dropped points against anyone outside the top six this season.

In yesterday's other game, Wilfried Zaha scored and was later sent off for Crystal Palace in a 1-1 draw at Southampton.

It's set to be the best title race we have seen since 2013-14, which was coincidentally contested by the same 2 clubs.

"I said at the start of the season that Jurgen Klopp would have to sacrifice a competition or two and he's done that".

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With plenty of talking points stemming from the game, here are four things we learned following the Anfield stalemate.

"If that is not a real chance and goalscoring situation, I do not know", said Klopp, who compared the incident to Vincent Kompany's challenge on Mohamed Salah earlier this month - also penalised with only a yellow card.

"I don't bring it too much together with the Man City game". We have a point more than before - it is not exactly what we wanted to have, but still everything is fine.

"I don't think [it transmits to the players] but obviously you get that feeling as well from the crowd and I think it's not really necessary at the moment".

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And while rivals fans revelled in the idea that Jurgen Klopp made excuses when he talked about the snow on the pitch, it was something that really affected the match and particularly Liverpool's style of play.

There had been some hope that the defender would be back by this point, but that does not appear to be the case.

"Am I disappointed after we don't win a game?"

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny is back in full training ahead of Sunday's Premier League game at Manchester City after scans confirmed he had not fractured his jaw.

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