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Foxes boss coy on swap deal

31st January 2019, 02:26 by Michael Holland

Claude Puel is hoping to keep his Leicester squad intact after watching them fight out a 1-1 draw with Liverpool last night.

Sadio Mane scored Liverpool's fastest Premier League goal for almost three years after just 121 seconds but Harry Maguire equalised for the Foxes in first-half added time.

The draw ended a run of three successive defeats and Puel was satisfied with the result but felt slightly disappointed they did not make more of their improved display.

"I think it is a good performance. I have a little regret at the end because we had some fantastic chances at the beginning of the second half," he said.

"We started slowly and conceded a goal but after we showed fantastic character and personality. We put them under pressure at the beginning of the second half and in this period we have to be more clinical."

Leicester are trying to tie up a swap deal for Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans, with Adrien Silva going the other way, but Puel had no update.

However, the Foxes boss stressed he was keen to hang on to the rest of his squad with the transfer window closing on Thursday.

"If something is not effective I don't want to comment on this. I am happy if my squad doesn't move," he added. The last day is a crazy day but I hope we keep the good attitude tomorrow."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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