Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson was defiant in defeat a fellow-Champions League challengers Leicester City ran out 3-1 winners.
Mohamed Salah had fired the Reds into a second half lead after a well-worked goal and a magical Roberto Firmino assist was finished off by the Egyptian.
However, a five-minute capitulation saw the pendulum swing in the hosts favour.
VAR will steal the headlines once again as Maddison’s free-kick was first a penalty as Anthony Taylor pointed to the spot.
After minutes of deliberation and an eventual free-kick rewarded, the Foxes number 10 equalised found the far corner.
Daniel Amartey was adjudged to be offside but once again the decision went to Stockley Park and he was ruled onside, despite initial replays contradicting this.
Minutes later a calamitous lapse in communication saw debutant Ozan Kabak and goalkeeper Alisson collide leaving Jamie Vardy with the freedom of the King Power Stadium as he poked Leicester into the lead.
The three points were sealed as Kabak and Trent Alexander-Arnold saw a splitting pass evade them and Harvey Barnes fire Brendan Rodgers’ side into second.
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Speaking after the game, full-back Andy Robertson told BT Sport (via the Evening Standard): “[It’s] a huge blow, you can say that,
“For large parts of the game we were dominant and then that’s not us out there.
The Scotland international scored a five in the LFCTR Player Ratings as the Reds slumped to their six defeat of the season.
Robertson continued: “One setback – we’ve been so good at bouncing back and staying in the game – but we were opened up and we played into their hands. We were 2-1 down with 15 minutes to go but we opened completely up.
“When that happens against a really good Leicester team you will get punished.
If this weekend’s results go against the reigning champions they could slump to as low as 7th.
They could fall to 9th if Everton and Aston Villa pick up points in their games in hand.
Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur also have a two game disadvantage over Liverpool.
“We played with a lot of confidence for large parts of the game – played the ball really well.
Then I don’t know what happened in the last 10-15 minutes. It can’t happen in a game like this. We really need to look at that. Every game is massive for us now. We need to put an end to it.Andy Robertson defiantly calls for a response