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  • Liverpool take thrilling win over Leicester after Jamie Vardy's penalty missSimon Mignolet saved Jamie Vardy's penalty to clinch a thrilling 3-2 win for Liverpool at Leicester. The goalkeeper capped an eventful game after conceding the spot-kick having also been in the spotlight for Shinji Okazaki's controversial strike. Mignolet appeared to be held by the forward when he netted just before the break after Leicester trailed to goals from Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho. Jordan Henderson made it 3-1 before Vardy netted but he was then denied from the spot by Mignolet. It was revenge for Liverpool after they lost 2-0 at the King Power Stadium in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday and they ended a run of four games without a win to move fifth.Boss Jurgen Klopp will surely still be concerned with their defence - Reds have now conceded nine or more goals in their opening three games on the road for the first time since 1965.Leicester have their own concerns after just one ..

    Leicester 2-3 Liverpool – 23-Sep-2017 : Match Report

    Liverpool take thrilling win over Leicester after Jamie Vardy's penalty missSimon Mignolet saved Jamie Vardy's penalty to clinch a thrilling 3-2 win for Liverpool at Leicester. The goalkeeper capped an eventful game after conceding the spot-kick having also been in the spotlight for Shinji Okazaki's controversial strike. Mignolet appeared to be held by the forward when he netted just before the break after Leicester trailed to goals from Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho. Jordan Henderson made it 3-1 before Vardy netted but he was then denied from the spot by Mignolet. It was revenge for Liverpool after they lost 2-0 at the King Power Stadium in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday and they ended a run of four games without a win to move fifth.Boss Jurgen Klopp will surely still be concerned with their defence - Reds have now conceded nine or more goals in their opening three games on the road for the first time since 1965.Leicester have their own concerns after just one ..
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  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists their current problems are being over-exaggerated and he already has a plan of action to turn around a frustrating week. Having been held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley last week, the Reds boss saw a much-changed side crash out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday against Leicester - whom they face again in the Premier League this weekend.Liverpool have conceded the first goal in their last four matches, resulting in two draws and two defeats, and that has been compounded by an inability to convert a significant number of chances in all those games.Defensive concerns have increased with Dejan Lovren unable to train this week due to a bad back and fellow central defender Joel Matip struggling with a knock from the weekend, highlighting how the failure to strengthen the centre of defence after their failed pursuit of Southampton's Virgil van Dijk could come back to haunt Liverpool.But Klopp believes the situation is not as bad as is being portrayed."It..

    Jurgen Klopp plays down Liverpool’s problems after frustrating week

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists their current problems are being over-exaggerated and he already has a plan of action to turn around a frustrating week. Having been held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley last week, the Reds boss saw a much-changed side crash out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday against Leicester - whom they face again in the Premier League this weekend.Liverpool have conceded the first goal in their last four matches, resulting in two draws and two defeats, and that has been compounded by an inability to convert a significant number of chances in all those games.Defensive concerns have increased with Dejan Lovren unable to train this week due to a bad back and fellow central defender Joel Matip struggling with a knock from the weekend, highlighting how the failure to strengthen the centre of defence after their failed pursuit of Southampton's Virgil van Dijk could come back to haunt Liverpool.But Klopp believes the situation is not as bad as is being portrayed."It..
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  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp defended his decision to substitute Philippe Coutinho but admitted he has been left feeling "sick" by the Reds after their Carabao Cup exit at Leicester. The Foxes dumped Liverpool out in the third round after Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani scored to clinch a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday. It came after the visitors dominated the first half as Coutinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dominic Solanke missed fine chances. Coutinho was withdrawn at the break as he builds fitness after an interrupted opening to the season, where Liverpool rejected several bids from Barcelona.It upset Liverpool's momentum but Klopp insisted the Brazil international was always down to come off."That was the plan before the game. He needs match time but it was not the plan to let him play again 60 or 70 or 80 minutes," said Klopp."Forty five is the limit. We need to get him fit but we cannot push him through."But Klopp insisted he was fed up after Liverpoo..

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp defends decision to substitute Philippe Coutinho

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp defended his decision to substitute Philippe Coutinho but admitted he has been left feeling "sick" by the Reds after their Carabao Cup exit at Leicester. The Foxes dumped Liverpool out in the third round after Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani scored to clinch a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday. It came after the visitors dominated the first half as Coutinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dominic Solanke missed fine chances. Coutinho was withdrawn at the break as he builds fitness after an interrupted opening to the season, where Liverpool rejected several bids from Barcelona.It upset Liverpool's momentum but Klopp insisted the Brazil international was always down to come off."That was the plan before the game. He needs match time but it was not the plan to let him play again 60 or 70 or 80 minutes," said Klopp."Forty five is the limit. We need to get him fit but we cannot push him through."But Klopp insisted he was fed up after Liverpoo..
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  • Second-half Leicester goals from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani sent Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup at the first hurdle.The Reds dominated the first period in the midlands but were unable to find a way through and substitute Okazaki fired in a 67th-minute opener before Slimani lashed home a second 12 minutes from time to send the Foxes through.Jurgen Klopp's side, who have now gone four games without a win, were not the only Premier League team to exit inside 90 minutes as Stoke and Huddersfield both fell to away losses at Bristol City and Crystal Palace respectively.The Potters were undone by two goals in 10 second-half minutes from Famara Diedhiou and Matt Taylor, while Roy Hodgson earned his first win as Palace boss thanks to Bakary Sako's header early on.Dele Alli's 65th-minute winner ensured Tottenham saw off Championship club Barnsley at Wembley while West Ham eased past second-tier opposition Bolton 3-0, with Angelo Ogbonna, Diafra Sakh..

    Leicester dump Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup

    Second-half Leicester goals from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani sent Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup at the first hurdle.The Reds dominated the first period in the midlands but were unable to find a way through and substitute Okazaki fired in a 67th-minute opener before Slimani lashed home a second 12 minutes from time to send the Foxes through.Jurgen Klopp's side, who have now gone four games without a win, were not the only Premier League team to exit inside 90 minutes as Stoke and Huddersfield both fell to away losses at Bristol City and Crystal Palace respectively.The Potters were undone by two goals in 10 second-half minutes from Famara Diedhiou and Matt Taylor, while Roy Hodgson earned his first win as Palace boss thanks to Bakary Sako's header early on.Dele Alli's 65th-minute winner ensured Tottenham saw off Championship club Barnsley at Wembley while West Ham eased past second-tier opposition Bolton 3-0, with Angelo Ogbonna, Diafra Sakh..
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  • Burnley make Liverpool pay for another defensive blunderJurgen Klopp's complaints about a self-fulfilling prophecy came back to haunt him as Liverpool suffered yet more defensive dithering in the 1-1 draw at home to Burnley.Liverpool's shortcomings at the back were placed under the microscope this week after conceding a lead in the midweek Champions League draw with Sevilla.And despite the German's protestations, the Clarets provided more evidence for the case against the defence.Sean Dyche's well-drilled side took the lead through Scott Arfield with their first shot on target. Hesitation by centre-backs Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan allowed the ball to drop between them in the middle of the penalty area.Mohamed Salah's fifth goal of the season, and his fourth in succession at Anfield, quickly restored parity. But what followed was more a failure of Klopp's attack to break down Burnley's determined defence as they finished with 35 shots but just n..

    Liverpool 1-1 Burnley – 16-Sep-2017 : Match Report

    Burnley make Liverpool pay for another defensive blunderJurgen Klopp's complaints about a self-fulfilling prophecy came back to haunt him as Liverpool suffered yet more defensive dithering in the 1-1 draw at home to Burnley.Liverpool's shortcomings at the back were placed under the microscope this week after conceding a lead in the midweek Champions League draw with Sevilla.And despite the German's protestations, the Clarets provided more evidence for the case against the defence.Sean Dyche's well-drilled side took the lead through Scott Arfield with their first shot on target. Hesitation by centre-backs Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan allowed the ball to drop between them in the middle of the penalty area.Mohamed Salah's fifth goal of the season, and his fourth in succession at Anfield, quickly restored parity. But what followed was more a failure of Klopp's attack to break down Burnley's determined defence as they finished with 35 shots but just n..
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