Here we have with us the Liverpool Player Ratings during their surprising defeat against Leicester City. The Foxes took down the Reds 1-0 at the King Power Stadium during their Premier League clash on Wednesday.
An utterly disappointing performance has now put questions on Liverpool’s title charge, with now a 6 point gap between them and the table toppers Manchester City.
Even though Jurgen Klopp’s side were the better and more dominating team, one chance was all it took for the Foxes to break the fans’ hearts. As the Reds kept pushing for an opener, a mistake by Wilfred Ndidi of taking down Mohamed Salah in the penalty box could have proven costly. However, the Egyptian got unlucky twice as he missed the penalty and the rebound from the save from Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel.
The Merseyside outfit came back in the second-half with full force but seemed a bit sloppy. Crucial and easy chances were missed by Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota as the Liverpool trio failed to get on the scoresheet. A great play by the Foxes’ Dewsbury-Hall and Ademola Lookman saw the latter score the game’s only difference maker, with the game ending 1-0.
Liverpool Player Ratings vs Leicester
Alisson Becker (GK) (6): Hardly had to do anything, however conceded a goal in the later stages.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) (7.5): Main creator on the pitch and linked up well opposite partner Tsimikas.
Joel Matip (CB) (7): Held his ground well. Dribbled the ball to trouble the opposition’s midfield and defense.
Virgil Van Dijk (CB) (7): Neutralized all threats and provided good through balls to the team’s attack.
Konstantinos Tsimikas (LB) (8): Made a goal saving tackle. Went up to the pitch and was also accurate from set pieces.
Jordan Henderson (CM) (6): Well composed and retained possession well. Was not on point with his shooting as he blew away quite a few chances.
Fabinho (CM) (6): A little sloppy and made bad challenges. Seem to be missing his mark and was subbed off in the second half.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (CM) (6): Kept the ball moving in the midfield but no final output.
Mohammed Salah (RW) (6): Troubled the opposition’s left flank but denied by the defense and heroics from Schmeichel. Missed a penalty.
Sadio Mane (LW) (6): Menace to deal with on his flank. Missed an easy chance in the second-half to score the equalizer.
Diogo Jota (ST) (6): Threw away a few good chances to score.
Naby Keita (CM) (6.5): Provided a bit of energy in the midfield.
James Milner (CM) (5): Sloppy and slow in the midfield to catch up with a younger opposition.
Roberto Firmino (ST) (6): Linked well with the attack and midfield but did only that.
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