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Liverpool get knocked out after losing to Leicester City

Liverpool get knocked out after losing to Leicester City
Liverpool's poor start to the season continued without any relief when they lost 2-0 to Leicester City after travelling to the King Power Stadium, to battle it out for the fourth round of the EFL Cup, now known as the Carabao Cup.
Poor and careless defending led the Foxes to score two past the 24-year old Welsh goalkeeper – Danny Ward. This loss adds to a disappointing run of games that Liverpool has had leaving Jurgen Klopp fuming with frustration.
Shinji Okazaki scored Leicester's first goal after Liverpool failed to fully clear a corner. Just minutes later Islam Slimani added the second goal to the scoreline, following a simple throw-in.
Although subs Okazaki and Slimani did most of the work, it was also Liverpool's dreary defending that saw them crash out of the EFL Cup on Tuesday.
After dominating for most of the first half, Liverpool's performance was spineless and lackluster, despite making eight changes to the starting XI.
"The fact that we concede like this, that makes me really, really sick. You cannot play football and do that. The story of this game is easy to tell: we were the much better team in the first half, we played good football, we didn't score, that's sometimes a part of football, but as long as we concede goals like we conceded today, then it is quite difficult." said Klopp in his post-game conference.
Liverpool's new signings Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dominic Solanke made their full debuts against Leicester City and the game also featured Philip Coutinho who returned to playing full-time for Liverpool after heavy speculation regarding his future with the Merseyside club.
However, Liverpool boss Klopp decided to replace Coutinho with Ben Woodward at the break and despite the 17-year olds pacy performance, the team on the whole lost its flow. Klopp said it "was always the plan" to give Coutinho 45 minutes, but his departure was countered with the arrival of Okazaki for the Foxes, which in turn was the beginning of the storm for the Reds.

Ananya Das

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