So where do Liverpool go from here? For the second weekend in a row, the Reds themselves were the masters of their own destruction with seven minutes all it taking for Leicester to steer to a 3-1 victory.
For Ozan Kabak, it was the worst possible start to his Liverpool tenure. The 20-year-old Premier League debutant enjoyed a pretty comfortable afternoon before a mishap in communication between himself and goalkeeper Alisson Becker completely shifted the advantage to Leicester.
It has to be said that for 75 minutes, Liverpool were comfortable. Jurgen Klopp’s players were seemingly rediscovering their identity and were on course for an impressive away victory.
Then, the disaster struck which was an accurate representation of Liverpool’s season. Three goals in seven minutes followed Mohamed Salah’s second-half opener with James Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes all combining to put the reigning champions to the sword.
The second goal was ultimately the moment which swung the pendulum in the favour of Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester.
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There was a miscommunication between Kabak and Alisson over dealing with a long ball from Youri Tielemans. Such a poor defensive mishap from both players resulted in the Liverpool duo colliding into each-other allowing Vardy to usher the ball into an empty net.
Liverpool’s confidence suddenly shook and their aura of champions had evaporated.
Kabak and Soyuncu pose together on Twitter
After the match, Kabak posed for a picture with his international teammate and Leicester City defender, Caglar Soyuncu, which was later shared on social media.
Indeed, Kabak won’t look back at this particular baptism of fire with fond memories, but it still represents a historic occasion for the promising young defender.
The Turkey international and his Liverpool teammates will have to dust themselves off quickly with RB Leipzig just days away.
The injuries aren’t letting up, neither is Liverpool’s misfortune, while poor decision-making is heightening the mess at the club.
With their Champions League destiny on the line, Liverpool cannot afford to be their own enemies when they take on Julian Nagelsmann’s impressive German outfit.