‘The league is DONE’: Liverpool fans concede title race to Man City after ’embarrassing’ defeat to second-string Leicester side which leaves Reds in danger of going nine points behind
- Mohamed Salah missed a penalty as Liverpool lost 1-0 to Leicester on Tuesday
- Jurgen Klopp’s men couldn’t finish their chances against a weakened Foxes
- If Man City beat Brentford on Wednesday the Reds will be nine points back
- The Anfield faithful believe the Reds now can’t catch Pep Guardiola’s team
Liverpool’s dismal defeat to a weakened Leicester team was enough to convince many Reds fans the title race is finished, declaring Manchester City champions.
Mohamed Salah had a spot-kick saved and hit the crossbar on the rebound, as Jurgen Klopp’s men only managed to direct four of their 21 shots on target – and Ademola Lookman’s strike won it.
The Reds are faltering just as Man City are hitting full stride, and Pep Guardiola’s men will surge nine points clear with victory over Brentford on Wednesday. City have smashed in 17 goals in three games, and look unstoppable.
Liverpool were beaten 1-0 by Leicester on Tuesday in a damaging blow to their title hopes
Reds fans were furious and many are certain there is no way back, even with the Premier League only halfway through the season.
@qurqurqo wrote on Twitter: ‘Title conceded. Congrats Man City. Maybe we should focus on the Carabao and the FA cup, so we don’t go trophy-less.’
@kopite_74 said: ‘We will be 12 points behind by Sunday. We’re about to lose our best player for a month with no reliable back up. Yet people still think there is a title race
Kasper Schmeichel saved Mohamed Salah’s spot-kick as the Reds risk falling further behind
Another fan suggesting Klopp change focus was @JackoR21: ‘A second string Leicester side, on poor form, two days after their last game.. we had absolutely zero excuse to not win that game and we’ve lost it!
‘What an absolute embarrassment, handing City the title on a plate there. Time to shift focus on to other competitions. League is done.’
The Reds face Chelsea on Sunday and more dropped points against the Blues, who have also dropped off City’s pace six points back, could spell further disaster.
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita are also about to leave for the Africa Cup of Nations, though they will only miss one Premier League game against Brentford.
The Africans will also miss both Carabao Cup semi-final legs against Arsenal and the FA Cup clash with Shrewsbury Town.