Liverpool were handed a bitter defeat against Leicester City after conceding three goals in quick succession at King Power Stadium.
A winless streak of games continue for Liverpool in February as the Reds were handed a bitter defeat against Leicester City. Despite dominating the game for 75 minutes, it seemed like the defending champions lost the plot after Mohamed Salah scored a wonderful goal late in the second half.
From then on, Jurgen Klopp’s side went on to concede three goals in the space of just six minutes. James Maddison’s world-class free-kick was the equalizer in the 78th minute, prompting the visitors to collapse dramatically at the King Power Stadium. A mix-up between Alisson Becker and Ozan Kabak gifted Jamie Vardy the simplest of finishes to give the Foxes the lead. Minutes later, Harvey Barnes burst through on goal to score a third.
The result means that the Merseyside’s club’s top-four bid has been derailed and they could end up as low as eighth in the table if the teams below them win their games in hand.
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NOT THE PERFECT START FOR OZAN KABAK AT LIVERPOOL
Ozan Kabak made his debut against the Foxes, the Turkish international looked comfortable and confident for the first half of the game before it all went haywire for the travelers. His positioning was fine as one could expect as he knew where to be for certain situations. However, there were times where he dropped several yards deeper than the rest, possibly by design to get a yard headstart on Jamie Vardy.
Playing the ball out from the back was kept simple by the 20-year-old, as he usually passed it to Jordan Henderson. Safety-first was the watchword, as you might expect from a young debutant.
And in the air, he wasn’t directly tested too many times but did misjudge one which ran in behind him to gift a chance for the runner, which Alisson stopped. Then the final 15 minutes happened, with a crazy crash between Kabak and Alisson leading to one and the defender unable to stop a through pass for the third. Not the ideal introduction for Ozan Kabak.