Less than a week ago, Liverpool – Leicester City was a true spectacle in the League Cup, with the b-team of The Reds after 3-3 and a penalty shootout qualified for the semi-finals. That spectacle was not repeated. Yet Mohammed Salah should have put the visitors ahead before halftime. However, Kasper Schmeichel saved the penalty, after which the Egyptian headed the rebound onto the crossbar.
Leicester City struck shortly after the break. Ademola Lookman was not picked up at all – not even by Van Dijk – and then hit the short corner. In the remainder, Liverpool were unable to turn the tide.
For example, Jürgen Klopp’s team is now six points behind leaders Manchester City, just like number three Chelsea.
Van Dijk played his 150th game for Liverpool. He missed the last three matches after a positive corona test. Liverpool will resume the competition on January 2 with an away game against Chelsea. Four days later, an away game with Arsenal in the League Cup awaits.