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13th Feb 2021

Calamitous Alisson error sees Liverpool collapse at Leicester

Simon Lloyd

A disastrous afternoon for Liverpool

Liverpool’s hopes of securing Champions League football next season – as if we’re writing that, by the way – were dealt another huge blow after a disastrous seven-minute saw Leicester send them crashing to yet another defeat on Saturday.

Nearly a week on from their humbling at home to Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp’s side looked set to get back on track when Mo Salah, teed up by Roberto Firmino, gave them a lead early in the second half at the King Power.

The game tipped on its axis with a couple of incredibly tight VAR calls.

First, a foul on the edge of the box was deemed to have been a free-kick, not a penalty. James Maddison stepped up and steered it inside the far post. Although it was initially struck off for an offside, VAR ruled that Leicester’s players in the middle had actually been played on.

Minutes later, Jamie Vardy was in the tight place to capitalise as Alisson collided with new signing Kabak, presenting the striker with a free-run on goal.

Shortly after, the result was put beyond doubt as Harvey Barnes slotted Leicester’s third.

Liverpool, who must now pick themselves up for their Champions League encounter with RB Leipzig, remain in fourth in the Premier League, but could find themselves seventh by the end of the weekend.