'Joel Matip Could've Broken Kelechi Iheanacho's Neck - Deserved To Be Sent Off'
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Jamie O'Hara believes Joel Matip should've been sent off during Liverpool's 1-0 defeat to Leicester City after an incident with Kelechi Iheanacho.
The Reds defender clashed with Iheanacho just before half-time on Tuesday evening and it saw Iheanacho hit the deck very awkwardly.
Matip was already on a yellow card and managed to evade a second booking - something which infuriated talkSPORT presenter O'Hara.
He immediately tweeted: “Matip should be off. I hate players that lean over and players go over the top, could break his neck. Refs need to stamp it out."
December 29, 2021
Iheanacho needed treatment on the pitch but thankfully carried on before being substituted for Youri Tielemans in the second half.
Mohamed Salah had the chance to put Liverpool ahead in the first half with a penalty, but saw it saved by Kasper Schmeichel.
Salah then headed the rebound against the bar after a few words from James Maddison.
Ademola Lookman put Leicester ahead just minutes after coming on after smashing home a lovely Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall through ball.
Liverpool are now six points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, who have the chance to extend that gap to nine points should they beat Brentford on Wednesday.
Manager Jurgen Klopp believes his side were 'very bad' at the King Power Stadium and commented on City pulling away.
“It’s a big gap,” he admitted post-match. “To top that, Chelsea and us play against each other. It was not our plan to give City the chance to run away.
"If we play like tonight we do not think about catching up with City, but if we play our football we can see what that means.
"I don’t have a proper explanation for tonight. To find it is my main concern, not City.
“We played a really bad game, so it was well deserved. It was a very strange game. We were just not good enough. Tonight I didn’t like a lot in our game so we have to do better."
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