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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.
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.
Why is no Liverpool player going over to stop Maddison getting in Salah's ear before the peno?— Séamus Leonard (@seamusleonard) December 28, 2021
Schmeichel & Maddison did everything possible to put Salah off there, elite shithousery from them— SMO (@FirmiSmo) December 28, 2021
Did anyone see Maddison having a word with Salah immediately prior to his kick? Wonder what he said and whether it got in Salah’s head. Hopefully he’s used to that and is able to ignore it— BafaRenitez (@BafaRenitez__) December 29, 2021
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.
📺 Jurgen Klopp on Mo Salah's missed penalty:— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) December 28, 2021
"For sure Maddison was talking to him but everyone does that. Usually Mo is better in this situation but so is the team." 🔴 pic.twitter.com/bLNNuDrlBo
"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.
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".
🗣️ Maddison: Stop checking what everyone's saying about your performance vs Salah bruh ayeehehehe 😆 pic.twitter.com/6qzvRxTcGq— 𝙇𝘾𝙁𝘾_𝙎𝙋 (@LCFCshitposting) December 28, 2021
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.
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