Kasper Schmeichel blasted for 'salty' interview after Leicester City 0-4 Liverpool

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Liverpool were at their imperious best in their 4-0 thumping over Leicester City on Boxing Day.

It was one of their most complete displays under Jurgen Klopp and a worrying sign for any club with unrealistic ambitions of catching up to them in the Premier League title race.

The Reds are now 13 points clear at the top of the table. It would take a collapse of almighty proportions for them not to win the title.

Liverpool dispatched of their closest rivals with ease, although Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel believes they were helped by referee Michael Oliver.

Klopp’s side took the lead in the 31st minute through Roberto Firmino and were awarded a penalty in the second half when Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner struck Caglar Soyuncu’s arm.

It was a blatant penalty, with VAR taking seconds to confirm it, but Schmeichel thinks Leicester were hard done by.

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The Dane claimed after the match that Oliver wanted to make himself the “hero”, with Soyuncu having little time to move his arm out of the way.

"I think it was a bit tough. We were in the game until the referee had to make himself a hero," Schmeichel said, per the Mirror. "Then we lost our composure.

"Dermot [Gallagher] will be on Sky saying it was a great decision.

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“Caglar had less than a millisecond to react. He is desperate to give it, once he does they are never going to turn it over."

Schmeichel received a lot of stick on social media for his comments.

But the 33-year-old had some nice words to say about Liverpool, admitting that the league title is “theirs to lose”.

“They are the best side in the world along with Manchester City,” Schmeichel added.

"We strive to be like Manchester City and Liverpool but they are a lot further along in their journey.

"They are a top side. It's theirs to lose isn't it?"

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