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Leicester 3-1 Liverpool: Premier League as it happened – LIVE!

Alisson suffered another nightmare as Liverpool’s title defence was left hanging by a thread after a late collapse at Leicester.

The goalkeeper gifted Jamie Vardy a game-changing goal as the Foxes scored three times inside a dramatic final 14 minutes to clinch a 3-1 win.

Alisson, fresh from two huge gaffes against Manchester City, aided Liverpool’s late capitulation when he came and missed Youri Tielemans’ long pass and Vardy ran the ball in.

James Maddison had already levelled before Harvey Barnes struck to compound the visitors’ misery.

Mo Salah had given them a second-half lead but Jurgen Klopp’s side are 10 points behind leaders Manchester City – having played two games more – after a third straight defeat.

Vardy also missed two excellent chances when he headed at Alisson and hit the bar in the first half.

It was a stunning turnaround and the Foxes moved into second, six points ahead of Liverpool.

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More from Maddison

“We take it game by game. We have so much quality in the squad.

“We have a lot of injuries by the way. It doesn’t really get talked about because we’re not the ‘big six’ but we are utilising the squad brilliantly. We are right up there and we’re not up there by fluke.

“We will keep working and grinding out results against big teams like Liverpool. It’s about taking the big moments. We weren’t at our best to be honest but I’ll take those big moments.”

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Maddison: Leicester used space ‘brilliantly’

Leicester star Maddison told BT Sport: “We know when we play Liverpool it’s going to be tough because they can do both parts of the game very well. They can build and they can pass and they can be direct as well.

“It’s a case of just staying in the game. We’re a top team now with good quality and we know, if we get chances, we can put it away and it showed because in 10 minutes we turned the game on its head.

“The game can change so quickly especially in the Premier League. The more they start going for it, it opens up a bit for the likes of Barnes playing on the last line to run behind and more space on the counter-attack. We used that brilliantly I thought.”

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Klopp rues ‘offside’ Leicester goal

Klopp told BT Sport: “We conceded a goal, which was a really tough one to take. We discuss a lot about VAR but I think we all agree it was a turning point in the game.

“I have seen it a couple of times and the moment they stop the situation it looks like a clear offside because he hasn’t touched the ball.

“The second goal was a misunderstanding, we said they need to get used to each other.

“It was a really good football game. They are one position ahead of us, maybe more now, but it was not obvious on the pitch. We were the clear dominant side. We did pretty much everything you have to do.

“We scored a really nice goal, had more chances but then we concede two goals.

“The turning point was the first goal, we changed too much with one goal, that’s the criticism for us. We didn’t react well.”

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What on earth happened here?

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FULL-TIME | Leicester 3-1 Liverpool

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90+2 mins: Three goals in seven minutes. Quite the capitulation.

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GOAL! | Leicester 3-1 Liverpool | Harvey Barnes 85’

All at sea. Again, it’s one simple pass forward and Barnes is in again! He slots home and it’s three.

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He’s made some amends here, the goalkeeper! Alisson keeps out Barnes’ first shot but it looks to have left Vardy another open goal on the rebound.

Somehow the Brazilian gets across to push it onto the post.

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GOAL! | Leicester 1-2 Liverpool | Jamie Vardy 82’

Alisson comes flying out to sweep up another long ball over the top but he and Kabak get in each other’s way and Vardy is left with an open goal!

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GOAL! | Leicester 1-1 Liverpool | James Maddison

He’s onside! It’s a goal – Maddison levels it up for Leicester!


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