Leicester add to Liverpool's woes

English Premier League

Leicester City handed Liverpool a third straight loss in the Premier League with a come-from-behind 3-1 triumph on Saturday afternoon.

New signing Ozan Kabak made his Reds debut following his arrival in January, with Thiago Alcantara dropped from the loss to Manchester City while Leicester welcomed back Wilfred Ndidi.

James Maddison nearly gave Leicester the ideal start with a looping strike from his own half following a loose clearance off a corner-kick a minute in, but goalkeeper Alisson Becker smothered.

A substitution from the reigning champions followed before the half-hour mark, with Thiago hauled off the bench for James Milner who battled with injury.

Leicester still enjoyed the lion share of openings towards halftime with Jamie Vardy rattling the woodwork from a close-range opportunity following a penetrative delivery.

The Reds entered the second half in buoyant mood, and threatened the lead when Trent Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick clipped the wall before crashing the crossbar.

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However, the opener came midway through the second half after hold-up play from Roberto Firmino in the area prompted Mohamed Salah to curl into the bottom-corner.

Leicester got a penalty from a foul on Harvey Barnes, but it was chalked off after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) intervened with a free-kick awarded instead. The Foxes levelled from the resultant free-kick when Maddison’s low strike from the far side crept into the near corner, with VAR approving.

Leicester turned the tie around nine minutes from time when miscommunication between Alisson and Kazak allowed Vardy to go clear and slot into an empty net.

Barnes compounded the Reds’ capitulation in the last five minutes after he got out wide to bring down a diagonal ball from Ndidi to arrow home for an emphatic come-from-behind victory.