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Liverpool Lose To Leicester City After Mohamed Salah's Missed Penalty

Ryan Sidle

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Liverpool Lose To Leicester City After Mohamed Salah's Missed Penalty

Ademola Lookman came off the bench to score the goal that handed Leicester City a huge win over Liverpool, after Mohamed Salah failed to score from the penalty spot.

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Leicester were beaten 6-3 on Boxing Day by Manchester City, in a topsy turvy match, as their makeshift defence struggled to handle the defending Premier League champions.

On Tuesday night they came up against title chasers Liverpool, who'd had the day after Christmas Day off thanks to the cancellation of their game with Leeds United.

Once again the Foxes had a makeshift defence, with Daniel Amartey and Wilfred Ndidi having to pair up in central defence against the Reds' incredible front three of Salah, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota.

Ndidi gave away a penalty in the 14th minute, as he lunged at Salah, who had already got past him, and failed to get the ball.

The Egyptian was expected to score from the spot, having scored his previous 15 attempts from 12 yards, but Kasper Schmeichel saved the effort.

Schmeichel made another save from the former Fiorentina player just after the half hour mark, somehow tipping the ball over the bar with Salah just yards out.

The Denmark keeper's heroics kept Brendan Rodgers' side in the game going into the break but he could do nothing but watch 10 minutes into the second half.

Sadio Mane looked certain to score after going through on goal but somehow managed to sky the ball over the top of the bar, with just the keeper to beat.

That miss proved costly, as Lookman, who'd only just come on three minutes beforehand, scored what would be the only goal of the game in the 59th minute.

The former Everton man ran through and stroked the ball past Virgil van Dijk and Alisson and into the goal.

The loss means that Klopp's side are now six points behind Pep Guardiola's team, who play Brentford on Wednesday night, and keeps them level on points with Chelsea.

Leicester are up to ninth thanks to the win, that saw Rodgers get one over on his former team, and former tenant in Klopp.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Amazon

Topics: Liverpool, Leicester City, Premier League

Ryan Sidle
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