The English soccer champions FC Liverpool is still in a form crisis before the first leg of the first leg in the Champions League against Bundesliga club RB Leipzig. Three days before the premier class duel with the Saxons in Budapest, the team of the German team manager Jürgen Klopp had to accept the third defeat in a row in the pursuit comparison at Leicester City with 1: 3 (0: 0).
At the debut of the former Schalke player Ozan Kabak for the Reds, the guests literally went under despite a late lead in the final phase and have to tremble for their Champions League place.
Striker Mohamed Salah put Klopp’s team in the lead 23 minutes before the final whistle with his 17th goal of the season. But after James Maddison (79th) recognized the equalizer by the video referee, the home side turned the game in their favor within six minutes with more goals from Jamie Vardy (81st) and Harvey Barnes (85th).
With the home win, Leicester climbed past record champions Manchester United, at least temporarily, to second and is now four points ahead of the fourth-placed defending champion from Liverpool. Klopp’s club could fall behind their pursuers Chelsea FC and West Ham United as the day progresses.
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