Disaster for Liverpool as Leicester City stun English champions at King Power Stadium

Disaster for Liverpool as Leicester City stun English champions at King Power Stadium

- Leicester City vs Liverpool ended in a 3-1 win for the Foxes as they remain third on the Premier League table

- All four goals in the match were scored in the second half as Salah, Maddison, Vardy and Barnes all found the back of the net

- The Reds are now six points below the Foxes and could go 13 points behind Man City on the league standings

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Leicester City recorded a sensational 3-1 victory over Liverpool in a Premier League game at the King Power Stadium.

Mohamed Salah opened the scoring for the Reds but James Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes wrapped up the win in ecstatic fashion.

The first half was action-packed as both sides created chances but Liverpool had the opportunities on goal.

Disaster for Liverpool as Leicester City stun English champions at King Power Stadium
Leicester City stun English champions at Liverpool by 3-1 at the King Power Stadium. Photo by Plumb Images
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Salah forced a world-class save from Kasper Schmeichel and Sadio Mane went close from the follow-up.

At the other end, Vardy hit the cross-bar after latching onto a through ball but the referee's assistant flagged him in an offside position.

The second half was more entertaining than the first as Trent Alexander-Arnold was unlucky to have hit the post from a free-kick.

But Liverpool went ahead through their star man Salah as he finished off an assist from Firmino inside the box in the 67th minute.

Leicester responded from a set-piece from Maddison but the linesman flagged Daniel Amartey in an offside position.

However, the VAR saw the incident differently as referee Anthony Taylor overturned the decision and the goal stood. 1-1 it was in the 78th minute

The Foxes spectacularly took the lead three minutes later as Vardy had to score into an empty net after Alisson Becker came off his line.

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Barnes finished the job in the 85th minute as he was let loose on the left-wing as he made no mistake with the finish to make it 3-1.

Liverpool dropped further from Man City on the table and are also behind third-placed Leicester by sixp oints.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool will be without their Brazilian star Fabinho in the Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium, Twitter.

The Reds have been without a centre-back in most parts of the season following the injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez.

Fabinho has been drafted into the central role in defence this season but has picked up a few injuries in the process.

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