Leicester 0, Liverpool 3, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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Again interim boss Dean Smith ringed the changes as an injury to Caglar Soyuncu made an opening for Jonny Evans to return to the team, and of course good to see him back. Ricardo Pereira got the chance to start, moving Timothy Castagne out left.

Also pushing James Maddison up alongside Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes looked as a clever operation and from start the team looked balance and in control, and on the front foot as they played Liverpool low at times.

But we all know that Leicester this season cannot be trusted and errors appear, and after 33 minutes it was time for a new goal against, scored by in form Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones. This also stopped every belief of a chance to see some more positives as Jones striked again just three minutes later, suddenly Liverpool were 2-0 up.

Liverpool are on a good run at the moment and chased their 7th win in a row, trying to lift themselves into a Champions League position, getting very close, and Jurgen Klopp must be happy with what he experienced this evening.

To be 2-0 up after the first half made it possible for Klopp to adjust and change a bit later on, with Dean Smith on the opposite side feeling the pressure of not getting anything from a positive first 30 minutes.

A massive save from Daniel Iversen just minutes later, did see Leicester avoid a full crash.

2nd half became a bit of transport affair for Liverpool, getting a number of massive chances to score and when Jonny Evans decided to go for a tackle in the 71st minute and missing the ball, it became a great opportunity for Liverpool to add more goals to the scoresheet.

A great curved shot from Trent Alexander-Arnold from just outside the penalty box found the net and looking at it in perspective, the Leicester wall looked wrong placed and Daniel Iversen was not covering his goal in the best way possible, so it might have looked more beautiful than it was, but full credit to Alexander-Arnold.

A number of changes were made in both teams as the game wandered out and again Leicester players show how they are played a bit out of balance, that the glue between the different lines are not in place, and you are getting strange situations which has little to do with attitude or will to try, but just a situation not easilly resolwed.

Leicester will be up against Newcastle and West Ham, and without four points from these two games it looks grim. To see a major change in form and structure for the two next games looks hard of find, the fact that Cags is out, is also a massive blow.

  • Positives
    • First 30 minutes, created chances and pushing Liverpool
    • Jonny Evans back and playing a game without getting injured
  • Negatives
    • Giving away sloppy goals
    • Not able to create almost anything in the last hour of the game
    • Letting in three goals
    • Not able to create any major chances for a goal
    • Random changes to players and system going on instantly

Player Ratings: Iversen 6, Castagne 5, Pereira 5, Evans 6, Faes 4, Soumare 4, Tielemans 4, Barnes 4, Maddison 4, Vardy 4, Ndidi 4 Subs: Daka, Tetê, Thomas, Souttar

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Jonny Evans

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 33 / 67
  • Corners: 4 / 4
  • Shots on target: 4 / 5
  • Fouls: 11 / 17

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