Leicester beat Liverpool 1-0, leaving the Reds 6 points off the Premier League lead

EPL: Leicester beat Liverpool 1-0, leaving the Reds six points off the Premier League lead.

Leicester beat Liverpool 1-0, leaving the Reds six points off the Premier League lead as super-sub Ademola Lookman scores after Mohamed Salah missed a penalty for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.

Kasper Schmeichel saved Mohamed Salah’s 15th-minute penalty and he headed the rebound off the bar.

Jurgen Klopp’s team then had a number of chances to score but were punished by the hosts in the 59th minute.

Lookman received Kiernan Dewsbury-pass, Hall’s beat Joel Matip and sent a shot past Alisson – Leicester’s sole shot on target.

Six days earlier, Leicester had blown a 3-1 lead to lose on penalties to the same opposition in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.

Liverpool are now six points behind leaders Manchester City, while Leicester, who have won only two of seven, are ninth.

They might finish third in 2021, nine points behind leaders City if they defeat Brentford on Wednesday and Chelsea draw with Brighton.

Due to the Foxes’ injury difficulties, Wilfred Ndidi started at centre-back. He fouled Salah for the penalty kick that everyone expected.

But Schmeichel was right, as the Reds lost from the spot for the first time in over four years.

Salah should have scored the rebound with Schmeichel down, but his looping header struck the crossbar making Salah have 24 Premier League goals and 11 assists in 2021.

In the first session, Jordan Henderson half-volleyed off target three times.With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain mishitting a cross and Salah shooting first-time, Schmeichel was at his best (man of the match).

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