Liverpool bombed but lost to Leicester, today, 1-0, in the 20th round of the English Premier League. With a penalty miss from Salah and Alisson in attack, Jurgen Klopp’s team missed their chance to touch leaders Manchester City.
Lookman scored the only goal of the match at the start of the second half. On the other hand, Liverpool missed a penalty kick with Salah in the first stage. In injury time, goalkeeper Alisson went into the attacking area to try to equalize.
As a result, Liverpool are six points behind City. Jurgen Klopp’s team is second with 41 points, but has a game in hand. On the other hand, Leicester is ninth with a score of 25.
Then, Liverpool will face the derby match against Chelsea, on Sunday (2), at 1:30 pm (GMT), for the twenty-first round. Leicester hosts Norwich on Saturday (1) at 12 noon.
Not like that, Salah!
And Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s top scorer for this season, had the opportunity to put the team ahead 13 minutes after the start of the first half, with a penalty kick, but it wasted.
After Alexander-Arnold’s side kick, Henderson pinned for Salah who was dropped in the area by Ndidi. The striker himself went to take the penalty, but sent near the middle of the goal, at half height, which facilitated the work of goalkeeper Schmeichel, who calmed down. On the counterattack, with an empty goal, Salah headed in the post.
The Leicester goalkeeper grew up in another confrontation with Salah. In the 31st minute of the first stage, the Reds striker took advantage of the rebounding ball from the right side and hit the cross. Schmeichel fell into the palm of the Egyptian kick.
Also, a little earlier, Oxlade-Chamberlain’s ball hit the penalty area in the corner. Midfielder Henderson’s goal was, but the ball went straight and forced Leicester’s archer to a save over the line.
Liverpool continued to crush Leicester at home in the second stage, and almost reached the goal in the ninetieth minute.
The English team exchanged passes to the center of the field, and Diogo Jota Mane left in the face of Schmeichel. The striker, however, made more than goal.
From the bench to the goal!
Ademola Lookman needed two minutes on the field to put Leicester ahead.
The striker entered in the 11th minute of the second stage and in the 13th minute he used Dewsbury Hall on the left, returning for the 37th shirt at the entrance to the penalty area. Lookman invaded, ignored the tag and sent goalkeeper Alison right angle.
This was Leicester’s first definite response in the match. In the first half, there were five attempts, none of which hit Liverpool’s goal.
Liverpool give up but don’t scare
Liverpool were not afraid of the goal, and continued to attack at Leicester, but only slightly threatened Schmeichel’s goal. With the difficulties in passing exchanges and the Foxes’ siege broken, the Reds’ strikers weren’t used much in the second phase.
In all, Liverpool had 21 servings, but only four were in the direction of Leicester’s goal.
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