Liverpool 2, Leicester 0, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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A surprise pick again as Brendan Rodgers looked for a reaction from the game vs. Nottingham Forest making new rock and rolls as he juggle his side like never before, but still got a bit of a reaction from start and everyone out there did try their best and then you cannot really ask for more.

As a fan you always are looking for a result but this time it was all about avoiding a disaster and ugly figures and that was done in the best way possible.

Would never do what Brendan Rodgers did today moving Tielemans out on the bench and Ndidi down in defense and as we did see never managed to get any grip in the midfield area. Leicester do have a good midfield trio in Ndidi, Tielemans and Maddison, to tear that apart will everyday of the week make the team weaker.

Liverpool put pressure on Leicester from start but a good back four and Kasper Schmeichel back in goal made it possible for Leicester to keep it clean until the 34th minute when it was time for Virgil van Dijk to show his class and Jota converting from close range.

Liverpool did not field their best team as Salah was left on the bench and Mane not able to play, but with so much quality to chose from you will not see much difference. New signing Diaz showed his quality and the Columbian international will be an exciting edition.

Leicester really had no hope as the midfield was totally dominated by Liverpool and with both Tielemans and Ndidi not in there you must give some sort of credit to Dewsbury-Hall and Soumare as the two youngsters were given a massive challenge by their manager and were of course not capable of holding it up as you need.

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Going into 2nd half with being just one goal behind was a bit of plus. Leicester defended well but being 0-1 down you would probably hope for a possibly chance to have the ball in some way, but at Anfield this evening it was all about Liverpool.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers made a double substitution in the 60th minute bringing on Youri Tielemans and Kelechi Iheanacho and it made a bit of difference, but in all nothing really mattered since Leicester were not powerfull enough to create any chances.

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Harvey Barnes came on in the 79th minute but was not able to make much difference. Liverpool just pushed on and as we did see with Salah on the field it was a different level and very impressive to see him doing what he does luckily for Leicester he hit the bar and Kasper Schmeichel making a wonderful save from one of his chances.

Leicester had some type of hope but we all could see that Liverpool were closer to 2-0 than Leicester were 1-1 and it would have been a robbery if Leicester had got anything from this game with a total domination from Liverpool.

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Then when Diego Jota scored in the 87th minute it was all over for Leicester but this is one of the most difficult fixtures of the season and coming of with just two goals conceded is a plus.

Leicester will be playing West Ham in their next game and then Wolves and Chelsea away coming up, no games that looks easy at all.

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Leicester are in danger of driving themselves into a relegation battle and with the juggling of players and changes made this could be a season for the devils.

  • Positives
    • Kasper Schmeichel showing class, vital for the team
    • Good defensive display being under massive pressure for 90 minutes
    • Honest work from every player
  • Negatives:
    • The selection and priority the midfield area
    • Dewsbury-Hall and Soumare are not ready for this type of a game and was ran over
    • No real chances created
    • Set piece problems

Player Ratings: Schmeichel 8, Justin 6, Amartey 6, Ndidi 6, Thomas 6, D-Hall 4, Maddison 5, Daka 4, Lookman 5, Soumare 3, Albrighton 6, Subs: Iheanacho, Tielemans, Barnes

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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Kasper Schmeichel

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 65 / 35
  • Corners: 7 / 6
  • Shots on target: 11 / 1
  • Fouls: 11 / 7

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