Jurgen Klopp admitted he felt for Leicester defender Wout Faes whose two own goals helped Liverpool come from behind to record their fourth win a row.
Liverpool were below-par and trailed to a fourth-minute goal when Faees gave them a double helping-hand in the seven minutes before half-time.
‘I’ve seen it once before in my career and I really feel for him (Faes). Absolutely there is space for that in football.
‘How can he be more unlucky. As a defender when you go full speed you don’t expect the ball to go into the net but these things happen.
‘But whatever I say now will not change that.’
Brendan Rodgers called Faes’ two own goals as ‘freakish’ but there was confusion why the defender had tried to clear Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross when his goalkeeper Danny Ward shouted for him to leave it.
Liverpool were just relieved to escape with a win to close the gap on fourth-place Spurs to two points.
‘The result is big but we all saw the game, it was not our best,’ said Klopp.
‘We conceded from a move that started from their goal kick. We were just not there at that moment.
‘To be 1-0 down against a counter-attacking side is difficult and we had problems.
‘There were two own goals but the second was brilliantly done by us for Darwin to hit the post.’
Trent Alexander-Arnold isn’t expecting a late title surge however. ‘We’re realistic, the aim going into the season is always to win the league, or at least be in and around it, like last season – pushing City to the final day.
‘I think, right now, when you look at it, we were 15 points behind Arsenal, so you’re hoping for a miracle.’
Liverpool go to Brentford on Monday and will be targeting a clean sheet after giving up chances to Leicester.
‘Maybe we were a bit too open,’ conceded defender Virgil van Dijk