Sloppy Liverpool trips up v. Leicester City (video)
- Mane scores in third minute
- Maguire levels before break
- Reds only manage 3 shots on target
Liverpool barely took advantage of its stumbling rivals, drawing Leicester City 1-1 at Anfield on Wednesday.
Sadio Mane scored for the Reds, who have a five-point lead on Manchester City and a seven-point advantage over Spurs. Man City lost at Newcastle on Tuesday.
Harry Maguire grabbed the equalizer for Leicester City, who were fortunate not to concede a second half penalty. The Foxes are 11th with 32 points.
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Andy Robertson’s square pass bounced off Jonny Evans en route to Mane, who took a touch before slotting a third minute shot inside the far post.
But much like Newcastle versus Man City a day earlier, the Foxes didn’t shrink away. And Liverpool seemingly helped the visitors’ cause, Alisson Becker in particular.
Maguire got a deserved equalizer in first half stoppage, as a third ball into the box off a botched free kick was calmly slotted by the English World Cup hero.
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Alisson stopped Liverpool from conceding an own goal with a fine reaction in the 53rd.Liverpool were denied penalty shouts when Naby Keita was taken down in the box.
3 - Liverpool have conceded in each of their last three Premier League home games, after only conceding in two of their opening nine home league games of the season. Slip.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 30, 2019