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Leicester 3-1 Liverpool: Foxes score three goals in seven minutes following VAR controversy and another blunder from Alisson

Leicester City delivered a stunning comeback to defeat Liverpool 3-1 at the King Power Stadium in their Premier League clash.

Mohamed Salah strikes to put the Reds ahead with a sublime finish following a wonderful piece of skill from Roberto Firmino.

However, once James Maddison’s strike from a free-kick which was ruled a goal by VAR, the visitors capitulated in the final 10 minutes.

A howler from Alisson enable Jamie Vardy to fire the ball into an empty net and Harvey Barnes secured the three points with a powerful strike after another defensive error.

Leicester moves into second in the table, while Liverpool fall to a third-straight defeat.

The reigning champions continue to see a title that they waited for 30 years to claim slip from their clutch in 2020-21.

Injury setbacks and consistency struggles have been a factor as they endured another serious wobble at the King Power Stadium despite seeing Mohamed Salah fire them in front.

The Reds have suffered three consecutive top-flight defeats and they also collected no points from consecutive outings against Brighton, Manchester City and Leicester under Klopp for the first time since a German tactician took over the reins at Anfield from Brendan Rodgers in October 2015.

The last time they were stuck in such a situation was back in 2014 when the current Leicester boss was calling the shots on Merseyside.

They remain fourth in the Premier League table but are now casting anxious glances over their shoulder.

Chelsea and West Ham are just a point behind the Reds, while Everton is three adrift of their arch-rivals and Tottenham four off the Champions League-chasing pace.

A top-four finish could now depict the height of Liverpool’s ambition, with a 10-point gap still separating them from leaders City while taking in two more fixtures than the Blues.

James Milner was forced off due to injury in 17 minutes replaced by Thiago to add to Liverpool injury woes.

James Maddison levelled matters, though, after a VAR review determined that his low free-kick should not be ruled out despite an offside flag being raised.

However, Barnes sealed the foxes victory to compound more misery for the Reds, with Klopp being forced back to the drawing board in a bid to try and ensure that a season.

 

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