Expectations were ok before this game, but looking at the line-up it was like looking at a team that was set up to dominate against Liverpool, something that looked a bid bold as Leicester were playing the World Champions.
It was one team on the field from start, with Liverpool just going straight to attack and luckily Kasper Schmeichel managed to keep a clean sheet in the opening minutes. Leicester didn’t have a single shot on target in the first half and it was a bit of an embarrassment.
It was a game between the two top teams and Leicester playing at home, and we should probably expect more, but all credit to Liverpool they showed the difference in quality and points, just a magnificent display and to be honest the score could have been higher and to see just 1-0 at half time was a great relief.
The goal, a header from Firmino A well placed Alexander-Arnold cross, was just headed over the line by the Brazilian and to be frank, no Leicester player did give the Liverpool defender any pressure when he placed his pass.
Leicester came out in the 2nd half with a bit of sparkle and they managed to get into the Liverpool defense quite often, and when Marc Albrighton came on things started to work better. He is clever passer Albrighton and brings something different to the table, and suddenly Leicester were attacking more.
Caglar Soyuncu was very unlucky to get his hand in the way of the ball and when that penalty was given and James Milner scored, it looked like the light went off in the Leicester City team.
Liverpool just cut Leicester City up with a knife, then hammered in two more goals before they left King Power Stadium showing who’s the best team in England at the moment and it’s a bit tragic to be left so “naked” and “exposed” in the worst way possible in front of your own fans.
You could of course criticize Brendan Rodgers and say this and that, but it might not be the right time to do just that. But again everyone is entitled to an opinion and we have of course our thoughts and thinking about what could have been done differently.
To sum it up, here are our short notes
- Kasper Schmeichel, keeping Leicester in the game for as long as he could
- Caglar Soyuncu doing some great defending, really top class, sadly that penalty made it a difficult night
- A bit of momentum and optimism just before Liverpool scored their 2nd goal
- Brendan Rodgers again lining up to offensive, Barnes and Preat, instead of Albrighton and Choudhury
- Sadly Maddison and Tielemans isn’t up for it
- Strangely Gray is not getting minutes and Iheanacho is not even on the bench
- Evans also a bit off the pedal
- Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6. Pereira 6, Chilwell 4, Evans 5, Soyuncu 6, Ndidi 6, Barnes 4, Vardy 6, Tielemans 4, Praet 5, Maddison 5, Subs: Albrighton, Perez, Choudhury
- Possession: 38 / 62
- Corners: 2 / 8
- Shots on target: 0 / 2
- Fouls: 4 / 7
- Offsides: 6 / 3