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Nigerian duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfried Ndidi tasted action in Leicester City's 3-2 loss to Liverpool at the Selhurst Stadium on Saturday.

Three minutes later, Leicester were awarded a penalty when Mignolet brought down Vardy. This was, in many ways, the archetypal Reds performance: dominate early, take a lead, then watch it all (almost) slip away in a fire of defensive incompetence.

Following this Leicester improved and they had the ball in the net through Okazaki - but it was ruled offside. It was fantastic work from Philippe Coutinho, linking up with Alberto Moreno before delivering an angled cross into the back-post, Salah emerging from the right to power a header past Kasper Schmeichel.

Half time is approaching and Firmino pulls off a shot - it goes narrowly wide and even the sliding Coutinho can't make contact. "He's always getting better because he can train all the time".

That strike kick-started a manic five-minute spell in which Vardy both scored and saw a spot-kick saved by Simon Mignolet, who had conceded the foul with a clumsy charge from off his line.

There are legitimate questions to be asked of Shinji Okazaki, who looked to be fouling Simon Mignolet in the build-up, but there's no doubt the Reds looked unconvincing defending a set-piece once again.

"At the start of the second half we played the same football like Leicester - kind of hectic".

Klopp claims the subject of Sturridge leaving was never discussed, with the 28-year-old aware of his importance to the Reds.

Having looked to be cruising to a 3-1 victory over Leicester, Liverpool nearly threw away two points, after allowing Jamie Vardy to score, before gifting the Foxes a soft penalty.

But Vardy smashed his penalty straight down the middle and Mignolet was strong to stop the ball.



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