Claude Puel has urged Leicester to rediscover their second half display against Liverpool at Bournemouth after the international break. The Foxes chief watched as Liverpool eased into a 2-0 first-half lead at King Power Stadium on Saturday lunch-time courtesy of goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
However, Leicester improved after the interval and were gifted a way back into the game when Reds’ keeper Alisson Becker’s blunder allowed Kelechi Iheanacho to pinch the ball off him and tee up Rachid Ghezzal to score.
The hosts threw everything at Jurgen Klopp’s side to try and snatch at least a share of the spoils but they ultimately finished pointless.
But Puel is hoping that performance is a sign of things to come on a more consistent basis, starting in the game at the Vitality Stadium on September 15.
Puel said: “We finished the game with a lot of frustration. It is a good game because we have had the possibility of taking a point or even to win, perhaps, if we had not conceded the second goal just before half-time.
“I am happy about our reaction in the second half, with good tempo and fantastic pressing. We had a lot of chances to come back. But it’s encouraging for the future.
“We showed a lot of quality, good togetherness and had a lot of chances. We have to learn the details because that was the difference today. So frustration, yes, but I hope we can come back after the international break with the same desire.”