Liverpool stunned as Lookman lifts Leicester

Ademola Lookman dented Liverpool’s Premier League title difficulty as the Leicester forward penalized Mohamed Salah’s charge miss out on to seal a shock 1-0 win on Tuesday.

Liverpool path leaders Manchester City by 6 points with the champs set to dip into lowly Brentford on Wednesday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side saw their 10-match unbeaten run in all competitors ended by Lookman’s 2nd half strike at the King Power Arena.

Beaten for the very first time given that their 3-2 loss at West Ham in November, Liverpool paid the rate for missed out on possibilities.

Most importantly Kasper Schmeichel likewise conserved Salah’s very first half charge.

It was the very first time 2nd put Liverpool had actually stopped working to score in the league given that March.

Liverpool’s flop versus Covid and injury damaged Leicester, who were hammered 6-3 by City on Sunday, puts additional pressure on them to take optimum points at title competitors Chelsea in their very first video game of 2022 on Sunday.

Klopp today confessed Liverpool will require to be “perfect” if they are to pip City to the title, however this misfiring display screen was well except that high bar.

Both Klopp and Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers had actually criticised the “ridiculous” needs put on their gamers by the jam-packed joyful component list.

However Liverpool had more rest than Leicester over Christmas after a Leeds Covid break out required the post ponement of their video game on Sunday.

Back in action just two days after their knocking at City, Leicester were not able to field an identified centre-back for a rematch of the League Cup quarter-final won by Liverpool on charges recently.

Liverpool, boosted by Virgil van Dijk’s return from Covid, looked set to make the most of Leicester’s makeshift line-up in the early phases.

Jordan Henderson almost fired the visitors into the lead when he volleyed simply over from the edge of the location.

Salah had a golden chance to open the scoring in the 16th minute after his slalom through the Leicester defence was stopped by Wilfred Ndidi’s journey.

However Salah stopped working to score a Liverpool charge for just the 3rd time as Schmeichel conserved his unconvincing effort prior to the Egyptian headed the rebound versus the bar.

– Profligate Liverpool –

It was Liverpool’s very first Premier League charge miss out on in 22 efforts given that Salah was rejected from the area versus Huddersfield in 2017.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s inswinging cross nearly captured out Schmeichel, however the Leicester keeper rushed to palm the ball away prior to it might sneak in.

Schmeichel rejected Salah once again with an excellent tip-over from the forward’s close-range blast.

Henderson wasn’t far with a volley that whistled over prior to Diogo Jota dragged a good possibility large.

However Sadio Hair was guilty of a stunning miss out on when he ran through the heart of the Leicester defence, just to blaze over with simply Schmeichel to beat.

Klopp held his head in aggravation and the German had a lot more factor to rue Liverpool’s profligacy in the 59th minute.

3 minutes after coming off the bench, previous Everton forward Lookman took Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s pass, danced previous Joel Matip and required Van Dijk to withdraw as he planted a great surface past Alisson Becker from 10 backyards.

In Other Places on Tuesday, Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw at 10-man Southampton.

Southampton took a should have lead in the 25th minute with a sensational strike from James Ward-Prowse.

The video game was switched on its head when Mohammed Salisu reduced Kid Heung-min in the charge location soon prior to half-time.

Salisu was sent for a 2nd yellow card and Harry Kane made no error from the area.

In the 2nd half, Kane saw an objective controversially prohibited by VAR for offside.

“Yeah, I think Harry scored twice, one a penalty and then the second goal. I think that I don’t want to comment on the referee decision or the VAR decision,” Conte stated.

5th put West Ham won 4-1 at lowly Watford to reinforce their leading 4 quote, while Crystal Palace beat bottom side Norwich 3-0 at Selhurst Park.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.