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The Liverpool team fell into the trap of losing against its host Leicester City 0/1 during the match that brought them together on Tuesday in the twentieth round of the English Premier League.
Ademola Lookman scored the only goal of the match in the 59th minute.
The match saw Mohamed Salah miss a penalty kick in the 14th minute, which was saved by Kasper Schmackel, and despite following the rebounding ball with a header, it hit the crossbar.
Leicester City owes the victory to Ademola Lookman, who scored the game’s only goal in the 58th minute.
Liverpool’s balance stopped at 41 points in second place, six points behind leaders Manchester City, while Leicester City raised its score to 25 points in ninth place.
Liverpool’s loss comes before moving on Sunday to Chelsea’s third stadium, and then to face the other London team, Arsenal, on Thursday, also outside their stadium, in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final.
Liverpool pressed from the start, and this resulted in a penalty kick taken by Egyptian Mohamed Salah from Nigerian Wilfried Ndidi, but the “Pharaoh” collided with the brilliance of Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who denied him his sixteenth goal in the league this season with the help of the crossbar that blocked the vertical follow-up of the Egyptian scorer.
According to “Opta” statistics, this is only the second penalty kick that Salah missed in the Premier League, and the first dates back to October 2017 against Huddersfield before he succeeded in it in 15 consecutive penalties.
Liverpool continued their advantage and threatened Schmeichel’s goal more than once, most notably a ball that the Danish removed from the goal line after it shifted slightly from Jordan Henderson’s head after a cross from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (23), and another for Salah from a narrow angle, the Danish goalkeeper starred in stopping it (32), to stay A tie prevailed until the end of the first half.
With the start of the second half, Leicester surprised their guest with the goal of advancing through substitute Ademola Lookman, who received the ball from Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, who penetrated on the left flank, and netted the Brazilian Alisson (59).
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