Leicester 3-1 Liverpool: Reds fall at King Energy

Alisson suffered one other nightmare as Liverpool’s title defense was left hanging by a thread after a late fall at Leicester.

Goalkeeper Jamie Vardy gave the Foxes a altering goal three instances inside a dramatic 14-minute final to safe a 3-1 victory.

Alisson, contemporary from two large defeats against Manchester City, aided Liverpool’s late capitulation when it got here and missed Youri Tielemans’ lengthy move and Vardy ran the ball in.

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James Maddison had already leveled earlier than Harvey Barnes struck to complicate the guests’ distress.

Mo Salah had given them a second-half lead however Jurgen Klopp’s side are 10 points behind leaders Manchester City – after enjoying two extra video games – after a third straight loss.

Vardy additionally missed two wonderful probabilities when he pinned Alisson and hit the bar within the first half.

It was a surprising change and the Foxes moved second, six points forward of Liverpool.

Klopp would by no means have anticipated such a collapse after a vivid start, regardless of Maddison making an attempt to lob Alisson from inside his own half.

Jordan Henderson’s 50-yard speeding move sent Salah away from Ricardo Pereira however once more the forwards didn’t get the ball under management as he exploded into the world.

Vardy lifted the ball over from an angle after Barnes picked it up and Liverpool’s injury issues persevered when James Milner was forced off after just 17 minutes, Thiago in place.

He failed to provide the guests momentum, although, and continued to discover with Salah giving Pereira a troublesome half.

Egypt’s international player jumped away and Sadio Mane’s cross was turned large earlier than Kasper Schmeichel produced a world-class save to disclaim Roberto Firmino a header – regardless of Henderson being flabbergasted within the construct section.

Leicester’s sloppiness with the ball helped their 4 best opponents however they need to have opened the scoring 9 minutes earlier than the break.

Barnes picked Vardy within the space however, unmarked seven yards out, headed straight for Alisson.

It was a chance the former England striker would usually take and one other golden one failed shortly thereafter.

Debutant Ozan Kabak’s slip allowed Maddison’s sharp flicker to send the striker clear however his elevated drive hit the bar.

Regardless of all their possession, Liverpool may have gone into the break two goals down however began the second half as they made the primary, choosing the Foxes back.

Klopp’s side struggled to create clear openings however got here close after 57 minutes.

Pereira introduced Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s 30-yard free kick down Vardy within the wall and bounced off the bar.

Leicester’s decision appeared stable, with Wilfred Ndidi returning quietly and effectively, however Liverpool lastly broke by means of after 67 minutes.

Alexander-Arnold discovered Firmino within the space and his cute turn pulled Salah to twist into the corner from 15 yards.

Liverpool seemed on monitor for victory however fell in a wild 14-minute final.

First Leicester believed that they had a penalty after Thiago introduced down Barnes, just for VAR to manage the foul that got here outside the field.

There was little distinction as Maddison’s low free kick flashed straight in – though solely after a VAR test with Daniel Amartey was a slight onside awarded.

Three minutes later Alisson rushed out to the Tielemans’ move however clambered into Kabak as a substitute of leaving Vardy a easy finish.

The guests bought worse with 5 minutes remaining when Barnes broke free on the left and fired past Alisson.


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