Ranieri on Leicester's loss to Liverpool.

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri said that his side 'started to play so late' in their 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield, their first Premier League loss in eleven games.

Christian Benteke's goal diminished Leicester's chance of increasing the lead at the top of the table, with Arsenal losing 4-0 to Southampton at the St. Mary’s.

“We started to play so late, I don’t know why,” Ranieri told Foxes Player HD, Leicester City's official website reports.

“In the first half we were very nervous, very anxious. We expected them to press very high and we wanted to play easy passes on the counter-attack. But we lose so many balls on the counter-attack that it gave Liverpool confidence and they continued to push up, which made it difficult for us.

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“In the second half we conceded a goal from their first chance. We created another two or three chances to equalise and it was not possible. In the end, I think Liverpool deserved to win.

“It was unlucky, but sooner or later our first defeat away could happen. Now we have to clean our minds and focus on another fantastic match.”

The Foxes host Manchester City at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday.

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