It had been a diffiuclt start for the home side, who failed to get out of the blocks quickly enough once more.
Still, the Belgian centre back miscued a clearance in the 38th minute to hand Liverpool the equaliser, after Leicester took a surprise fourth minute lead through Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, and then put the ball into his net again on the stroke of halftime.
Liverpool, who stay in sixth spot but have moved within a point of fifth-placed Manchester United, albeit having played a game more, will consider themselves lucky after a stuttering performance with both clubs guilty of missing good chances.
Leicester remain in 13th, four points above the relegation zone, after they lost a 10th league game of the season.
Liverpool vs Leicester latest news
GOAL! Faes scores another own goal
GOAL! Wout Faes scores freak own goal
GOAL! Dewsbury-Hall scores early to give Foxes the lead
Liverpool FC 2 - 1 Leicester City FC
FT: Liverpool 2-1 Leicester
21:56 , Jonathan Gorrie
Two Faes own goals sees Leicester throw an early lead away at Anfield.
Liverpool still not comfortable
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80:00 - Barnes hit the bar, though its offside anyway.
A late warning sign.
Liverpool so much better in the second-half
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65:00 - Like a different team!
Salah, Nunez and Thiago dictating the game.
Much better from Liverpool
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54:00 - Nunez far more involved here, putting a header just wide.
Leicester still a threat on the break.
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Weird one for Leicester, who did so well for so much of the first-half.
Some success for Leicester at least
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HT: Liverpool 2-1 Leicester
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Liverpool have not been very good. Lucky for them, Wout Faes has been worse.
GOAL! Liverpool 2-1 Leicester | Wout Faes own goal ‘44
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44:00 - WOW!
Faes has put through his own net again! Nunez’s chip hits the post and it cannons off the Belgian on the way out.
Leicester almost in again!
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43:00 - Vardy just offside after spinning van Dijk.
A warning for Liverpool.
GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Leicester | Wout Faes own goal ‘37
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37:00 - Faes hacks into his own net following an Alexander-Arnold own goal.
A cruel, freak own goal but Liverpool are back in the game!
Henderson and Robertson not at the races
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31:00 - So sloppy from those two in particular.
Hard to trust Liverpool in this kind of form
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30:00 - The home side are seeing much more of the ball but Leicester look so dangerous against that high line.
James Maddison gives his seal of approval
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27:00 - Salah has the ball in the back of the net but its offiside.
CHANCE FOR LIVERPOOL!
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24:00 - Briliant pace from Nunez to find Salah on the break but the latter can’t direct his shot goalward.
Leicester need another goal
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22:00 - Its not that Liverpool are playing well, but its hard to imagine they’ll be this bad all evening.
Leicester need another one while they’re on the ropes.
CHANCE FOR LEICESTER!
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21:00 - Alexander-Arnold takes the ball off Barnes’ toes after a cross from Vardy.
Very good defending.
Straight into the wall
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18:00 - Well that was disappointing.
Dangerous Liverpool free-kick
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17:00 - Nunez brought down.
Salah and Alexander-Arnold lining this one up from just outside the box.
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14:00 - Daka looks to have hurst his hamstring.
Enter, Jamie Vardy.
Leicester looking dangerous on the break
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13:00 - Daka, Barnes and Dewsbury-Hall look really dangerous on the break, as well as when Ward plays a long ball up field.
Liverpool yet to get going here.
GOAL! Liverpool 0-1 Leicester | Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall ‘04
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04:00 - Dewbury-Hall scores a shock early goal!
One put up the field allows Leicester to rob Henderson, putting Dewsbury-Hall through to finish.
Half chance for Liverpool
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05:00 - Elliott goes to chip Ward from outside the box but his shot sails wide.
Leicester almost in
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04:00 - Long ball from Luke Thomas almost puts Barnes in, though the Leicester man can’t quite hold onto the ball.
Liverpool looking for Salah early on
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03:00 - Salah looks to spin his marker in a fast start for Liverpool, though can’t quite control it.
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Away we go at Anfield!
Tributes to Pele
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The great man sadly passed away at the age of 82 on Thursday.
Football grounds all around the country will pay tribute over the coming weekend.
Gary Neville: Man United didn’t need Cody Gakpo anyway
19:44 , Jonathan Gorrie
Perhaps the Manchester United legend has a point. Perhaps it’s just sour grapes.
Either way, enjoy it Liverpool fans!
Roberto Firmino in line for new deal?
19:28 , Jonathan Gorrie
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed he wants the Brazilian to sign a new contract, with his current deal set to expire in the summer.
Liverpool looking to push
19:24 , Jonathan Gorrie
A win here would take Liverpool to within two points of a Tottenham side not particularly convincing at the moment.
With Cody Gakpo to come, that’s not exactly a bad position to be in given their pretty poor start.
Jurgen Klopp explains Cody Gakpo transfer
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Why is Fabinho not in the Liverpool squad against Leicester?
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The Brazilian sits this one out to a personal issue, with James Pearce of The Athletic revealing the midfielder and his wife are expecting their first child.
Confirmed Leicester lineup
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Confirmed Liverpool lineup
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Cody Gakpo: Liverpool signing could make debut against Brentford
18:50 , Jonathan Gorrie
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed £40m signing Cody Gakpo could make his Liverpool debut against Brentford on Monday, subject to the relevant paperwork being completed in time.
Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are within ‘punching distance’ of Premier League title race
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Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are still within “punching distance” of the title race despite a slow start to the season.
The Reds had to wait until November for their first win away from home in the Premier League, and their four league defeats is already double their tally from the entirety of last campaign.
It means they are 15 points behind table-toppers Arsenal, with Klopp’s side sitting in sixth after 14 games. They are seven points behind Tottenham in fourth, though do have a game in hand over them.
Klopp sends warning over ‘exceptional’ Bellingham amid Liverpool links
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Jurgen Klopp has warned public discussions over the value of Jude Bellingham will do the teenager no favours.
The Borussia Dortmund midfielder was already one of Europe’s most in-demand going into the World Cup, and his stellar displays for England in Qatar have only increased his reputation.
Bellingham looks to have the pick of Europe’s top clubs when he decides to leave Germany, with Liverpool potentially leading the race for the 19-year-old if reports are to be believed.
Asked how much it would likely take for the Reds to land Bellingham, Klopp was full of praise for the teenager but had little interest in discussing a potential transfee fee.
Jurgen Klopp hails ‘incredible’ Darwin Nunez for his display against Aston Villa despite missed chances
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Jurgen Klopp singled out Darwin Nunez for particular praise after Liverpool beat Aston Villa 3-1 on Boxing Day.
The Reds won for just the second time on the road in the Premier League this season, as Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk put them two goals up and Stefan Bajectic ensured Ollie Watkins’ strike did not inspire a Villa comeback.
Nunez played a big role in Bajcetic’s goal, which restored the two-goal advantage, though missed a number of chances throughout the match to get himself on the scoresheet.
His boss was not worried about that though, insisting the goals will soon come for the striker.
“It’s incredible what a game he played,” Klopp told Amazon Prime Sport.
Premier League confirm tributes to Pele ahead of weekend games
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A minute’s applause will be held before this weekend’s Premier League games in honour of Pele.
The Brazilian football icon died at the age of 82 on Thursday after a long battle with cancer, prompting an outpouring of tributes in rememberance of the three-time World Cup winner.
The Premier League confirmed ahead of Friday night’s games that all players and officials will wear black armbands in Pele’s memory.
Prior to kick-off at games starting with tonight’s game between West Ham and Brentford, a minute’s applause will also be held.
A statement from the Premier League added to the mourning of Pele’s death.
It read: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Pele, an extraordinarily gifted footballer who transcended our sport and inspired millions throughout his remarkable career.
“Our thoughts and sincere condolences go to Pele’s family and friends.”
A three-day period of mourning has been announced in Brazil.
A public wake will be held on Monday at Santos’ Estadio Urbano Caldeira before a parade through the Sao Paulo city’s streets on Tuesday.
Ten Hag makes worrying hint at Man Utd ‘finances’ after Gakpo failure
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Erik ten Hag has suggested Manchester United are not able to splash the cash in the January transfer window after missing out on Cody Gakpo.
Liverpool have won the race to sign the Dutch forward from PSV Eindhoven for £45million, leaving United without a key target after they held summer talks with Gakpo and subsequently lost Cristiano Ronaldo.
Reports have claimed United will focus on loan signings in January and Ten Hag said on Friday that the finances must be right on any deal.
Prediction: Liverpool to win 3-0
17:34 , Jonathan Gorrie
Liverpool could - and should - have beaten Aston Villa by a bigger scoreline than 3-1, only for Darwin Nunez to miss a hatful of chances. I can’t see that happening again - well, maybe the Nunez bit I can - so this should be another straightforward victory.
Leicester look desperate at the moment and heading to Anfield is arguably the second-toughest fixture of the season for most teams - after away at the Etihad. A big January awaits.
Liverpool to win 3-0.
Leicester team news: James Maddison out
17:34 , Jonathan Gorrie
Leicester will again be without James Maddison, who continues to struggle with a knee injury despite going to the World Cup and is in London seeing a specialist. Dennis Praet is nursing a back complaint.
Liverpool team news: Ibrahima Konate available
17:32 , Jonathan Gorrie
Liverpool will have Ibrahima Konate back in their squad after an extended break after the World Cup, otherwise it is a case of as you were for Jurgen Klopp.
Both James Milner, Curtis Jones and Roberto Firmino hope to be back early in the new year, while Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota and Arthur are longer-term absentees. Incoming new signing Cody Gakpo will be ineligible to play.
Where to watch Liverpool vs Leicester
17:32 , Jonathan Gorrie
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Sky Sports.
Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the Sky Go app and website.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.
17:27 , Jonathan Gorrie
Good evening and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Leicester tonight.
Kick-off at Anfield is at 8pm GMT.