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More woe for Liverpool as they're dumped out of EFL Cup by Leicester

Islam Slimani’s superb finish helped the Foxes progress to the next round.

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A BAD WEEK for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool got worse tonight, as they were dumped out of the EFL Cup following a 2-0 loss to Leicester.

Shinji Okazaki put the Foxes ahead in the second half, before Islam Slimani all but ensured the hosts’ victory with a brilliant finish.

Okazaki came off the bench to fire Leicester ahead in the second half at the King Power Stadium.

The Japan forward, on as a second-half replacement for Leonardo Ulloa, broke the deadlock in the 65th minute of the third-round tie.

Vincent Iborra headed into Okazaki’s path in the penalty area and he controlled well before scoring with a deflected strike.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp had made eight changes to his starting line-up, giving a first start to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, while Philippe Coutinho played the first 45 minutes before coming off at half-time.

But Liverpool’s disappointing recent form showed no signs of improving and Islam Slimani finished them off 12 minutes from full-time.

Slimani took Okazaki’s pass and drove a fine strike into the roof of the net from the edge of the penalty area.

Klopp’s side have now gone four games without a win after frustrating home draws with Burnley and Sevilla followed a 5-0 thrashing at Manchester City.

– © AFP 2017

Additional reporting by Paul Fennessy

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