Chris Shaw

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Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon

Mohamed Salah’s lavish finish from Roberto Firmino’s assistant in the middle of the second half had given the Reds an edge that their lively game up to this point earned in the competition

But James Maddison’s free kick – confirmed as a goal after an offside VAR review – started a quick turnaround by the hosts to take the three points

A collision between debutant Ozan Kabak and goalkeeper Alisson Becker as they each tried to cut a long ball out gave Jamie Vardy an open net and Harvey Barnes took out a third for Leicester

Jürgen Klopp decided to make two changes to his XI at King Power Stadium, including a start for Kabak when the loan from Schalke 04 replaced the injured Fabinho in central defense James Milner also came on for Thiago Alcantara

Divock Origi was unavailable due to a hamstring injury, as was Ben Davies, who missed a “small punch” before the game

There was a brisk start in the bitter but bright conditions at King Power Stadium, and the competition was only two minutes old when Alisson caught Maddison’s attempt to break it off the center line

All action at Liverpool was sharp and quick, and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s pass out of the shoe over the tip invited Sadio Mane to keep the goal but the Nr10 couldn’t get the ball under control as Daniel Amartey and Jonny Evans pressured him

Ten minutes later, Jordan Henderson shot a great pass over the Leicester backline to clear Salah’s diagonal arrow from the right flank, but like Mane before him, he was unable to captivate him when he did went into the penalty area

Vardy threw a shot over the bar, Salah saw penalties swiveled away after a challenge from Ricardo Pereira and the Egyptian shone too high from a cleared corner

Another injury problem occurred in the 17th Minute in Liverpool, when Milner signaled that he could not continue Then Thiago came off the bench

The Reds kept their fancy game and threatened next when Salah von Alexander-Arnold’s forward pass passed Pereira, but his touch was deflected by Kasper Schmeichel and Amartey blocked Mane on the rebound

Schmeichel responded with a breathtaking reaction to end Firmino’s hand-to-hand combat, even though the offside flag was hoisted

Vardy headed Barnes’ cross too close to Alisson’s grip, Andy Robertson’s shot on goal was shot wide by Amartey, and Vardy hit the crossbar with one shot as the hosts returned

And Liverpool needed a fair bit of goalkeeper from Alisson, who raced off his line and stood up to stop Vardy from capitalizing on he parted in the area, which meant a half-chances kind of scoring without a goal ended

The open, flowing nature of the game continued after the restart and in the 57th Minute it was the Red’s turn to hit the wood

Alexander-Arnold’s free kick from 25 meters away was deflected on his way by Vardy’s head in the Leicester Wall and dragged onto the crossbar – and away

Instead, the breakthrough came with 67 minutes on the clock, created by Firmino and just as wonderfully finished by Salah

Alexander-Arnold’s persistence underpinned this The full-back followed his own blocked shot with a low cross at Firmino in the penalty area, taking one touch for control and two more to magically fend off Salah, who sent a clinical finish to the far corner

But a setback at Leicester in the final 12 minutes resulted in a third straight Premier League loss

Maddison’s low set piece on the left edge of the box reached the opposite corner of the goal and was initially disqualified for being offside in the center, but a VAR review overturned the decision

Moments later, a mix-up between Kabak and the overtaking Alisson as they dealt with an over-the-top blow spilled the ball into Vardy’s path, which could turn into an unguarded net

The No. The Reds’ rescues were superb to refuse Vardy on the ricochet of a shot from Barnes, but that one returned a third home for the Foxes to confirm disappointment for the Reds

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Source: https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/425609-leicester-premier-league-match-report