What gift! Mladok gave Liverpool victory with two own goals

Gifts are usually distributed at Christmas, but Liverpool received a rich gift on New Year’s Eve.

The Reds beat Leicester 2-1 at home, with the Foxes’ young Belgian Wout Faes scoring two own goals.

Otherwise, the match started brilliantly for Leicester and in the 4th minute Daka deflected the ball to Dewsbury-Hall, who advanced and found himself alone against Allison, managing to overcome him.

The Foxes’ counter-attacks continued to cause many problems for the Merseysiders and midway through the half the visitors came close to a second goal. Gradually, Nunes and Salah played, but never found a way to the visitors’ goal.

But unexpected help came…

Jurgen Klopp’s team managed to equalize in the 38th minute after an own goal by Faes. Alexander-Arnold crossed from the right and the defender tried to clear by going between the ball and the goalkeeper. However, he sent the ball in the opposite direction and with an incredible parabola.

At the very end of the first half, the Merseysiders scored a second goal. Nunes was put in a good position, advanced and knocked the ball well past the keeper. The ball hit the left post but Faes put it into the net for his second own goal of the game. The summer signing from Reims became only the fourth player in Premier League history to score two own goals in one game.

In the second half, Jordan Henderson, Salah and Nunes had their chances, but another goal never fell.

Liverpool collected 28 points and climbed to fifth position – one point behind their eternal rivals Manchester United, but they are also one game ahead of the Red Devils.


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