Nigel Pearson tells Leicester City fans 'if you don't like what you see, then don't bother coming' after Liverpool defeat

Pearson was criticised after 3-1 home defeat to Liverpool

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Leicester boss Nigel Pearson said fans should stay at home if they don't like what they are seeing at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes led through a Simon Mignolet own goal before eventually losing 3-1 to Liverpool on Tuesday night and are now rooted to the bottom of the Premier League having picked up just two points in the nine games since they last won, when they beat Manchester United on 21 September.

Pearson, who prefers to watch games from the stands rather than the dugout as it gives him a better viewpoint, was criticised by the fans that surround him during the defeat.

Speaking in his post-match press conference, the 51-year-old was not impressed.

"I replied to one idiot in the stands and if he doesn't like what he sees, then don't bother coming," Pearson told Sky Sports.

"Maybe they ought to think about staying at home, we need support, their support. We've worked hard tonight and will continue to do so."

He later added: "I will always look for the positives. It is very easy for people to look at what we are not good at.

"I don't like the commitment of my players being questioned. If they honestly think they are not committed, they are very wrong. Maybe that is why I stay in the stand."