Leicester vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction tonight

Follow all the reaction from the King Power Stadium

Jamie Braidwood
Wednesday 29 December 2021 08:53
Mohamed Salah levels for Liverpool against Leicester City

Follow live reaction after Liverpool dropped three points in the Premier League title race as a depleted Leicester side held on to secure a 1-0 victory at the King Power Stadium.

Mohamed Salah saw a first-half penalty saved by Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, with the Premier League’s top scorer hitting the top of the bar with the rebound. Schmeichel denied Salah for a second time with a stunning stop from the angle, as Liverpool went into the break frustrated.

Sadio Mane missed a further chance after half time when he was played through on goal by Diogo Jota, before Leicester punished Liverpool as substitute Ademola Lookman fired the Foxes in front on 59 minutes.

Liverpool couldn’t find a late winner - the first time they had failed to score this season - as leaders Manchester City held on to their six-point lead ahead of their trip to Brentford tomorrow night. Follow reaction from Leicester vs Liverpool live below:


Ademola Lookman gives Leicester victory and puts dent in Liverpool title bid

A dogged Leicester painted Liverpool as the team without rest or nine first-team players on Tuesday night as Ademola Lookman’s winner sliced through their festive feeling and title tilt.

Against the odds, the extent of their absentees, and their exertions in a 6-3 loss to Manchester City, Brendan Rodgers’ men pulled off an unexpected triumph in the space of 48 hours, ribboned with a rare clean sheet.

They will have expected plenty more punch from a full-strength Liverpool who had Boxing Day off, but were seriously jaded. Jurgen Klopp’s men were slow, unsure and largely sleepwalking through the encounter.

Read Melissa Reddy’s report on a huge night in the title race:

Ademola Lookman gives Leicester victory and puts dent in Liverpool title bid

Leicester 1-0 Liverpool: Super sub Lookman gives the Foxes a quick measure of revenge against the Reds

Jamie Braidwood28 December 2021 22:12

Full-time: Leicester 1-0 Liverpool

Leicester goalkeeper, and man of the match, Kasper Schmeichel, speaking to Amazon Video:

“It’s a very important win. The turnaround being so fast, having a difficult game two days ago, to go out in the second half of that game and perform the way we did and then tonight, with tired legs, tired minds, putting in a performance like that is a credit to everyone. We haven’t had it our way this season but the thing we always say is that we don’t give up, we keep going. That’s what we did tonight.

“It’s a thoroughly enjoyable win. Hopefully now we can rest up and move on. We’re working so, so hard on every aspect of our game. We needed that bit of luck and we got it tonight. Hopefully it can kick-start our season.”

Jamie Braidwood28 December 2021 22:09

FULL-TIME: Leicester 1-0 Liverpool

With Manchester City facing Brentford tomorrow night and then Arsenal on New Year’s Day, before Liverpool play Chelsea on January 2, the Premier Legaue champions could even extend their lead to 12 points before the Reds next play.

Jamie Braidwood28 December 2021 22:05

FULL-TIME: Leicester 1-0 Liverpool

It’s quite remarkable that Liverpool didn’t score tonight - but Leicester deserve a lot of credit for that too. Amartey and Ndidi were outstanding as makeshift centre-backs in the heart of their defence.

Jamie Braidwood28 December 2021 22:02

FULL-TIME: Leicester 1-0 Liverpool

A huge result in the Premier League title race - who saw that coming?

Liverpool fail to score for the first time this season - the first time in 35 matches in fact - and they do so against a depleted defence that conceded six times against Manchester City just two days ago. Salah missed a penalty, Mane spurned a golden chance, but Schmeichel pulled off a couple of other fantastic saves.

It’s a stunning win for Leicester, who were incredible, but it comes as a bitter blow for Liverpool. It leaves Manchester City six points clear ahead of their trip to Brentford tomorrow night.

Jamie Braidwood28 December 2021 21:54

Leicester 1-0 Liverpool

90+4 mins: But Matip heads over at the back post! That could have been West Brom all over again.

Jamie Braidwood28 December 2021 21:53

Leicester 1-0 Liverpool

90+3 mins: Extraordinary! It just won’t fall for Liverpool in the box. Mane, Keita, Jota all have touches, before it breaks to Alexander-Arnold at the back post. The pressure is really on now. Mane tries to spin Amartey but his shot is blocked for a corner - Alisson is coming up!

Jamie Braidwood28 December 2021 21:51

Leicester 1-0 Liverpool

90+1 mins: Schmeichel gets up well to punch clear - and then Alexander-Arnold concedes the foul on the edge of the box to offer Leicester some relief.

Jamie Braidwood28 December 2021 21:50

Leicester 1-0 Liverpool

89 mins: Keita sees a shot blocked before Jota picks up the charge - Leicester get another block in and it goes out for another corner.

There will be FIVE additional minutes.

Jamie Braidwood28 December 2021 21:48

Leicester 1-0 Liverpool

87 mins: An important clearance from Ndidi puts Milner’s cut-back behind for the corner. Mane rises but heads wide, as the ball just evades Van Dijk at the back post.

Jamie Braidwood28 December 2021 21:46

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