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Liverpool vs Leicester City: Live Score and Commentary, Premier League 2017/18

Liverpool (Salah (2)) 2 - 1 Leicester City (Vardy)
Updated: 30 December 2017 22:25 IST - Published: 30 December 2017 18:46 IST
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What a massive 3 points for Jurgen Klopp and Co. It looked like it would be another frustrating night for the Reds when Vardy opened the scoring, but Salah who had missed some gilt-edged opportunities in the first half made amends in the second scoring two stunning goals to keep Liverpool firmly in the top 4 heading into 2018!


It has been a pleasure bringing this exciting match to you. You can give me bouquets or brickbats on my Twitter handle @ashw77. Ciao and a Happy New Year folks! Let us all hope that 2018 brings us another supremely exciting year of football!
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FT: Liverpool 2-1 Leicester City
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94' We are past added time now, the Kop can't wait to hear the final whistle
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91' Liverpool try to keep the ball, but a loose ball by Wijnaldum sets Leicester on the warpath once again. Fuchs sends in an inviting cross, but Karius takes out both Klavan and the ball to give the Reds some momentary respite
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90' 3 minutes of added time at Anfield
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89' Another defensive-minded substitution by Klopp. Ragnar Klavan comes on for Coutinho 
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88' Leicester bombard the Liverpool box with successive long throws by Fuchs, and after some extremely shaky defending, the Reds manage to clear the ball away
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87' Leicester are piling on the pressure again. Can they grab a last minute equaliser like how they did against Manchester United? Some of the Anfield faithful are extremely twitchy at the moment
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86' Liverpool are fighting hard to see out this game. The Leicester fans are doing their best to inspire their team. Brilliant atmosphere at Anfield! 
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82' Substitution by both sides here, Liverpool replace Salah with Wijnaldum while Leicester make their last change bringing on Matt James for Albrighton
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81' Leicester are suddenly playing some impressive football and the Kop are relieved that the ball finally falls to Karius who slows things down
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78' Leicester are pushing hard after conceding the goal. The Reds have to be careful and not throw too many bodies forward in the dying minutes
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The Egyptian did superbly to turn Maguire on the edge of the box, evade the tackle and he then only had Schmeichel to beat, which he did with ease, straight into the bottom corner, giving the keeper no chance. A brilliant dummy as well by Milner in the leadup to the goal
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76' GOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL! Salah scores again! What a season the Egyptian is having!
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75' SHOT BY COUTINHO! Oxlade-Chamberlain picks out a good ball and the Brazilian unleashes a powerful shot but it was straight at Schmeichel 
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72' Leicester now make a double change. Vardy and Mahrez are taken off, Okazaki and Slimani come on. This is slightly surprising by Claude Puel
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72' Liverpool bring on Oxlade-Chamberlain for Mane
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71' CHANCE! Liverpool work a corner and Coutinho's pacy cross comes to Lovren whose header goes above the bar. 
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69' Leicester have suddenly come to life and it looks like Liverpool can't get the ball away from their half. The Foxes will be keen to keep this momentum going
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67' SO CLOSE! Fuchs' long throw causes confusion in the box and the ball bounces back to N'didi whose absolute piledriver of a shot goes just wide. Karius was well and truly beaten
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65' GOOOOO.......NOOOOO! It is once again Mane who has been ruled offside. Coutinho fins Mane with a lovely chipped ball, but the Senegalese man's finish is rightly ruled offside by the linesman. It was marginal, but the correct call was made
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64' Liverpool play some lovely football to create some space on the left flank but Andrew Robertson woefully mishits his cross. The Scotsman crossing has been slightly off in the second half
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N'didi goes into the book for a cynical challenge on Coutinho. The Leicester players are starting to feel the strain
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61' Liverpool have had 72% of the ball in the second half, can they convert possession into goals? It certainly looks likely at the moment
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58' WHAT A CHANCE! Coutinho plays a brilliant clipped ball to Salah, but the Egyptian's dinked finish goes just above Schmeichel's goal. Brilliant combination play by Coutinho and Salah
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56' Liverpool are completely dominating at the moment. The Reds are pushing really hard for the winner here, but Vardy ad Mahrez might be looking to exploit the spaces in the Liverpool back line
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Emre Can and Harry Maguire both received yellow cards after the goal as they were involved in some fracas during the goal celebrations
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Salah finds the back of the net for Liverpool! Mane plays a brilliant back heel to the Egyptian who shows excellent composure to drill the ball past Schmeichel! The goal was definitely coming
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52' GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALL! Mo Salah scores!
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51' Penalty calls waved away! Mo Salah goes down a bit easily after contact with Fuchs, but the referee was having none of it. The Reds are getting a bit desperate here now
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49' Amartey with an excellent challenge once again! Mane had almost got goalside, but the Leicester defender tracked back excellently to deny the Senegalese forward. 
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47' Liverpool have started the second half well and are slowly working their way towards the Leicester goal, but the Foxes are well organised. it is attack v defence at the moment
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We are off in the second half! Liverpool are attacking the Kop End this half
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It has gone perfectly according to plan for Claude Puel and his Leicester side. Although Liverpool and Salah, in particular, have had some excellent chances, the Foxes have held on and will be quietly confident of pulling this off. Stay tuned for the second half, Liverpool are sure to come out all guns blazing!
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HT: Liverpool 0 - 1 Leicester City
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45' Liverpool are struggling to break the Foxes down now. Leicester have got bodies behind the ball and it is just not falling in the right way for Liverpool at the moment. Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that we will have 1 minute of added time
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42' The crowd are urging Liverpool to attack and grab a goal, but the Foxes are starting to look comfortable on the ball. Jurgen Klopp will certainly not be pleased with what he is seeing at the moment
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39' What a tackle by Amartey! Coutinho and Firmino combine brilliantly, but Amartey slides back to make a goal saving tackle. Goal-kick is given, although it was a corner. The crowd are getting worked up here at Anfield
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37' BLOCKED! The ball drops to Matip from a corner, but his shot is blocked by multiple Leicester bodies throwing themselves in the fray. Leicester at the moment can't wait to hear for the first half whistle
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34' Leicester are defending resolutely here and the Reds will be desperate to get a goal before halftime. We have a cracking game on our hands
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31' Attack after attack for Liverpool! Coutinho shows some brilliant footwork to leave the Leicester defenders flat-footed. The ball comes out to Robertson who runs out of space to pull the ball back into the box. A good move by Liverpool
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29' SHOT! Firmino shows some excellent feet to dribble past the defence, but his shot is collected calmly by Schmeichel. The Leicester goalkeeper has been excellent so far
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27' Liverpool are looking very threatening on the left with especially Robertson causing Leicester defence all sorts of problems
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24' SHOT! Joe Gomez steals the ball and storms forward. He unleashes a powerful shot which goes just above Schmeichel's goal. It is chance after chance in this game
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21' HOW DID MO SALAH MISS THAT AGAIN? Salah shows brilliant pace to get goalside of the defender, but he inexplicably sends his chip wide of the post. Salah should have buried it.
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20' GOOOOOO......NO! Mane is flagged offside! Coutinho and Robertson play some brilliant football and Robertson sends an inviting ball in, but Mane was clearly offside. Liverpool are getting close here 
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18' Almost a chance for Leicester immediately! Jamie Vardy is onside and through on goal, but he misses his footing which allows Lovren to clear up. What a brilliant game this has been so far! End-to-end stuff
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17' CHANCE! Milner and Firmino play some very impressive and cute passes in the opposition box, but Schmeichel rushes out very quickly to smother Milner's pass/attempt
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15' SHOT! Coutinho unleashes a piledriver from a full 30 yards out, but Kasper Schmeichel shows excellent hands to collect the ball cleanly
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14' Leicester have not had much of the ball, but when they do have it, they are looking extremely threatening. Claude Puel has set them up very well at Anfield tonight