Liverpool’s misfortune in September is something to consider for the club as it suffered a 2-0 defeat at Leicester, losing out from the Carabao Cup.

Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani’s goals were enough to earn Liverpool the most-deserved victory at King Power Stadium.

Jurgen Klopp need to fashion a way out of current challenges after his £35 million new signing, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and dependable Philippe Coutinho could not give him the result he needed. But it was good for Leicester who enjoyed the proficiency of goal tender, Ben Hammer at the post.

The match which seemed Leicester would have been swallowed up by the way their visitors controlled possession, later turned in their favour in the 30 minutes of play.

First starter, Dominic Solanke came close to scoring an opener a number of times with series of crosses to the left flank from Andy Robertson. The left back stunning crosses was out of range for teammates and it gave a sort of respite to the home fans.

Coutinho did what is expected of him but the coordination between Kasper Schemiechel and Hamer proved unbeatable for the Liverpool side, which could only surrender to a stalemate at half time.

Klopp brought in Ben Woodburn in place of Coutinho at half time and he did put in a potent attacking force but the Reds needed more than that.

Okazaki went in the 53rd minute for Ulloa, who was down in the second half and he put the home side ahead in the 65th minute.

Vicente Iborra headed the ball in Okazaki’s direction of movement, although he did not have any touch on the ball, Liverpool’s goalie, Danny Ward, was beaten by it.

Klopp’s substitute Danny Ings was brought in to secure an equalizer but the home side managed to score another goal, against the run of play.

Islam Slimani, who displayed in patches, which is his style of play at Leicester, attacked from the right side and shot in from the edge of the box 12 minutes from stoppage time.

Scoring the second goal for Leicester secured the victory however, it killed any perceived hope for a comeback in the visitors, and thanks to Ward who salvaged them from further embarrassment.




There is still an opportunity for Liverpool to pay back for the defeat they suffered in the hands of the Foxes when they meet in the Premier League match slated for Saturday.

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