Claude Puel started Demari Gray as a striker, it didn’t work on this occasion.
Liverpool have started the season really well and ahead of the clash there was concern that without Jamie Vardy who served the last of his three match suspension, it’d be a long afternoon but actually this game was similar to the Manchester United game in that yes they lost but Leicester played quite well in the end.
Yet another slow start though I’m afraid. Salah’s 4th minute ball to Firmino resulted in a well saved shot by Schmeichel only for Salah to put a chance wide when he really should have scored.
The goal did come just 5 minutes later though. Roberston crossed into Mane who scored into the bottom corner.
Salah then saw an effort saved in the 43rd after giving Chilwell the slip. The saved resulted in a corner which Firmino scored from via a header, leaving Maddison in his wake.
Liverpool looked very sharp in the first period but the second half all belonged to The Foxes.
The kept the ball, pressed Klopp’s men and created.
50 – Maddison shot saved
52 – Maddison shot Gomez block
57 – Ghazzel cross and Morgan 2 yards out couldn’t sort his feet out quickly enough and the ball went wide
The goal came in strange circumstances; substitute Iheanacho pressed Alison the goalkeeper who attempted a Cruyff turn only for the Nigerian to pinch the ball, square it up and Ghazzell to get one back and create belief that there was an equaliser and even winner in the game.
Try as they might and even sending Schmeichel up for a corner in injury time, they couldn’t find that goal but the fact The Pool were celebrating in the manner they did when Paul Tierney blew the final whistle tells it’s own story.
This was Leicester City at it’s very best. The club worked in partnership with Leicester Pride and displayed a rainbow flag on the pitch and on the big screens pre-match.
Pre-match in the media room we had Ritchie Wellens, Gerry Taggart, Matt Piper and The Birch at one stage, it was carnage.