Jurgen Klopp and his team after the resumption of the English Premier league haven’t had the best of form due to injury and the introduction of new players into the squad.
Losing at home to Manchester City over the previous weekend dented their title defense aspiration as Pep Guardiola and his men garnered 10 more point with two game in hand. It was the first after over 20 years since Manchester City beat Liverpool Fc at Anfield.
The match week 24 was not going to be any easier as Liverpool Fc were going to meet Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Leicester City were also coming from a poor home run and needed a redemption as they are still closing the gap between themselves and the current EPL leaders Manchester City who have a fixture against Tottenham Hotspurs.
Liverpool Fc took the game to Leicester City in the opening minutes of the game with majority of possession and most chances created but could not convert with regards to the rate of chances they were creating. Leicester City were practically boxed in their half of the pitch with Liverpool controlling affairs and pace of the game.
The leading goal scorer for the season Mohammed Salah opened the scoring for Liverpool FC in the 67’ from a sweet assist of Roberto Firmino. The visitors still had the game under their belt until Leicester City started springing forward for an equalizer.
With all to play for, Leicester City started pushing until they almost got awarded a penalty which was later analyzed by VAR for a free kick. James Maddison curled the ball past Alisson Becker to draw parity for his side. VAR came into play again as there was a potential offside but Daniel Amartey was confirmed onside for Maddison’s goals to stand.
Ozan Kabak making his debut for Liverpool Fc was schooled by goal predator Jamie Vardy as used his pace to outwit the Turkish international and his constant attempt for a goal paid off.
Alisson Becker whose double mistake cost his side against Manchester City in his bid to clear a long ball directed at Jamie Vardy clashed with debutant Kabak to give the ball to Vardy who majestically walled the ball into the Liverpool goal.
Harvey Barnes who was having a good game after recess got played onside by same debutant Ozan Kabak who couldn’t track back the pace of Barnes. It was almost turning into another humiliation as Barnes made it three for Leicester City with just 5’ to end proceedings.
Leicester City after their cushioning started to defend and hold on to the ball where necessary to inflict more pain to Liverpool Fc who have lost the grasp on their title defense.