Leicester City beat Liverpool back in the reverse fixture at the King Power Stadium a few weeks ago. Brendan Rodgers made a lot of changes in the starting lineup after the embarrassing FA Cup exit at the hands of Nottingham Forest. The foxes had a good chance early on with James Maddison. But he was denied by Alisson. At the other end, Trent Alexander-Arnold shot from his weaker side was saved by Kasper Schmeichel.
Virgil van Dijk header from a corner was brilliantly saved by Kasper Schmeichel. But the ball parried out straight to Diogo Jota who smashed the ball past the keeper to make the score 1-0. Liverpool nearly doubled their lead at the start of the second half. But Schmeichel was equal to Jota’s shot. Leicester City offered next to nothing going forward. Late on in the 87th minute, Diogo Jota doubled the host’s lead and the clash was settled.
Leicester City player ratings
Kasper Schmeichel 7/10
Made some really important saves and saved his team from an embarrassing scoreline.
James Justin 5/10
Had a really good battle with Diaz. Tried to make forward runs but was pinned back by the Liverpool left side for most of the game.
Daniel Amartey 6/10
Looked solid in the heart of the defence. He made plenty of clearances and won plenty of aerial duels.
Wilfred Ndidi 5/10
Lost Virgil van Dijk during the corner leading to the Liverpool opening goal. But despite that, he had a decent game.
Luke Thomas 5/10
The young left-back lost possession a few times and made a few loose passes.
Boubakary Soumare 4/10
The reds were targeting the French midfielder in the middle of the park. He was taken off in the second half.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall 5/10
The better one of the deep-line midfield pair. But his sloppy pass almost cost Leicester a goal.
James Maddison 6/10
Anything good for Leicester City in the attack came through him. Had a few good touches but needed more support from his teammates.
Marc Albrighton 4/10
He did more defensive work than attacking output. Albrighton was pushed back by Robertson’s constant forward runs.
Patson Daka 4/10
Had no real support and no service to feed on in the whole game.
Ademola Lookman 5/10
Lookman could not match his output from the reverse fixture. Had some good touches and runs but no real output.
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