Football: Leicester exacerbates Liverpool’s crisis

Football: Leicester exacerbates Liverpool's crisis


Three days before the Champions League match against the German top club RB Leipzig, the crisis at English football champions FC Liverpool worsened with the next defeat in the Premier League. At Leicester City, the “Reds” lost a lead on Saturday and lost 1: 3 (0: 0) in the end. It was already the third league defeat in a row for Liverpool and a major setback in the race for the Champions League places.

James Maddison (78.) with a free kick and Jamie Vardy (81.) turned the game at King Power Stadium for the hosts, with Christian Fuchs on the bench. Harvey Barnes (85th) made the decision shortly before the end. Previously, Mohammed Salah (67th) had shot the Reds in the 300th game of starter coach Jürgen Klopp as Liverpool coach. Shortly before half-time, the “Reds” were lucky because Vardy had shot the ball on the crossbar.

 The  guests also had to complain about injuries again. James Milner had to be replaced early on in the game. Ex-Bayern professional Thiago came for him. Liverpool’s new signing Ozan Kabak, who came from FC Schalke in winter, made his debut in Leicester because the ailing Fabinho was not available.

Alisson’s next mistake

Madisson’s goal was initially whistled for an alleged offside position, but according to video evidence it counted. At Vardy’s goal, Liverpool keeper Alisson, who had two serious blunders in the 4-1 home defeat against Manchester City last week, did not look good again. ©

 The  keeper had run too far out of the gate and apparently had not discussed it with Kabak.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson

Reuters/Paul Ellis

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson made a serious mistake like last against Manchester City

Leicester City, which is trained by former Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers, distanced Liverpool to six points. ©

 The  stumbling “Reds” have to play their first leg of the first leg in the top class on Tuesday. ©

 The  game against RB does not take place in Leipzig, but has been moved to Budapest. ©

 The  reason is the British travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

English Premier League, 24th round

Saturday, February 13th:
Leicester City Liverpool 3:1
Crystal Palace Burnley 4 p.m.
Manchester City Tottenham 6.30 p.m.
Brighton & Hove Aston Villa 9 p.m.
Sunday February 14th:
Southampton Wolverhampton 1 p.m.
West Bromwich Manchester United 3 p.m.
Arsenal Leeds United 5.30 p.m.
Everton Fulham 8 p.m.
Monday, February 15th:
West Ham Sheffield United 7 p.m.
Chelsea Newcastle 9 p.m.


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