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Liverpool ace Joe Gomez could have opened the door to an Anfield departure following a horror performance as his side defeated Leicester City in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night following a penalty shootout. Real Madrid have been tipped to make a move for the defender at the end of the campaign.

Gomez was named at centre-back for the Reds as manager Jurgen Klopp made 10 changes to the side which drew 2-2 with Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday.

And the England international looked well off the pace as he was exposed by the direct running of Foxes duo Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka.

Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher was forced into a save from the latter after Gomez had given the ball away.

And Vardy then hit the post after another howler from the defender.

Gomez was Klopp’s preferred centre-back partner for Virgil van Dijk two years ago. But the 24-year-old missed the majority of last season after sustaining a serious knee injury while on England duty.

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“Cash in when Madrid comes asking,” said another supporter, while a third joked: “Didn’t know Joe Gomez had signed for Leicester.”

The Reds were behind after just nine minutes against Leicester as Vardy finished well after getting on the end of a through ball from James Maddison.

And Vardy doubled the visitors’ advantage four minutes later as he found the bottom corner following a quick break.

The former England striker served Rodgers a timely reminder of his abilities after being named on the bench for his side’s last two Premier League games.

Klopp’s side pulled a goal back after 19 minutes as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain found the back of the net after being teed-up by Roberto Firmino.

And the goals continued to flow in the first half as Leicester reestablished their two-goal advantage when Maddison added his name to the scoresheet.

Liverpool looked dead and buried but regrouped at the interval and got themselves back into the contest with just over 20 minutes remaining as Diogo Jota struck.

And they drew level in the 95th minute as Takumi Minamino sensationally turned in James Milner’s cross.

The match was ultimately decided by penalties, with Liverpool coming out on top after scoring five of their six kicks. 





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