Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
E-paper

Liverpool stunned as Lookman lifts Leicester

Liverpool stunned as Lookman lifts Leicester

Popular News

Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool had only themselves to blame for their shock 1-0 defeat at Leicester as Mohamed Salah's penalty miss and Ademola Lookman's winner dented the Reds' title challenge on Tuesday.

Klopp's side saw their 10-match unbeaten run in all competitions ended by Lookman's second half strike.

Liverpool trail leaders Manchester City by six points, with the champions playing at Brentford on Wednesday.

Beaten for the first time since their 3-2 loss at West Ham in November, second placed Liverpool paid the price for missed chances.

Crucially, Kasper Schmeichel saved Salah's first half penalty as Liverpool failed to score in the league for the first time since March.

Liverpool's flop against Covid and injury ravaged Leicester, who were hammered 6-3 by City on Sunday, puts extra pressure on them to take maximum points at title rivals Chelsea in their first game of 2022 on Sunday.

Liverpool had more rest than Leicester over Christmas after a Leeds Covid outbreak forced the postponement of their game on Sunday.

Back in action only 48 hours after their thrashing at City, Leicester were unable to field a recognised centre-back for a rematch of the League Cup quarter-final won by Liverpool on penalties last week.

Liverpool, bolstered by Virgil van Dijk's return from Covid, looked set to take advantage of Leicester's makeshift line-up in the early stages.