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Fans Spot What James Maddison Did Before Mo Salah's Missed Penalty Vs Leicester City

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Fans Spot What James Maddison Did Before Mo Salah's Missed Penalty Vs Leicester City

James Maddison appeared to get in Mo Salah's head before the Egyptian missed a first-half penalty against Leicester City on Tuesday night.

Salah won a spot-kick at the King Power Stadium when he was tripped by Wilfred Ndidi but failed to convert from 12 yards for just the second time this season.

Kasper Schmeichel guessed right and made the save, with Salah heading against the bar on the rebound and the chance going begging.

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But some classic trash talking, or "psyching out", from Maddison might just have put Salah off beforehand.

As he stepped up to take the penalty, cameras picked up on the former Norwich City midfielder wandering over and saying something to Salah.

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Salah's miss was a rare one given he's only failed to convert five penalties in his entire career and after the game manager Jurgen Klopp noted Maddison's role in his post-match press conference.

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"Yes, James Maddison for sure was talking to him [to put him off], but everybody tries that," Klopp said.

"Mo usually scores from these situations and tonight he didn't.

"It was a little like the whole game, Mo is part of the team and usually he is better in this situation like the team was better in the football game."

Former Everton man Ademola Lookman came off the bench to score the winner in the second half and give Brendan Rodgers a victory over his former employers.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

Liverpool were particularly wasteful in attack, with Salah kept quiet by 20-year-old left-back Luke Thomas.

Maddison poked fun at his teammate on social media by telling him to, "Stop checking what everyone's saying about your performance vs Salah".

Liverpool are six points behind league leaders Manchester City, who could extend their lead at the top to nine with a win away at Brentford on Wednesday evening.

Featured Image Credit: Image: Amazon Prime Video

Topics: Mohamed Salah, Liverpool, Leicester City, James Maddison

Josh Lawless
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