“No class in our team” – Liverpool fans react to defeat at Leicester

2 February 2016

A lack of quality and endeavour hallmarked Liverpool’s 2-0 defeat away to Leicester City on Tuesday night, proving an all-round disappointment.


LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, February 1, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during the Premier League match against Leicester City at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Leicester City 2- Liverpool

Premier League – King Power Stadium – Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Goals: Vardy 60′, 71′

Liverpool’s Tuesday night trip to the King Power Stadium saw Jurgen Klopp‘s side look to firmly establish themselves in the race for the Premier League‘s top four.

After a dull 0-0 draw against West Ham United in the FA Cup on Saturday evening, supporters were hoping for a more effective performance from a strong Reds lineup against the league leaders.

Klopp made eight changes to the side that were held by the Hammers at Anfield, with much of this week’s pre-match ire aimed at the omission of an in-form Joe Allen.





But including the impressive Roberto Firmino in an attack-minded 4-2-3-1, Klopp will have hoped for a strong display, but it was Leicester who enjoyed the best of the chances in the opening stages, with Simon Mignolet forced to claw a Shinji Okazaki header over the bar.



With Klopp having fielded a relatively plain attacking midfield of James Milner, Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson, the Reds struggled to connect in the final third.


Mignolet was drawn into action once again in the second half, making a great fingertip save to deny Mahrez.



Liverpool had a great opportunity to punish Leicester on the counter as Firmino played in Alberto Moreno on the left, but the Spaniard skied his cross in the stands, squandering the Reds’ best move of the half.



With the scores level at half-time, and Leicester looking the most likely to seal victory, apathy ran through Merseyside.


Despite a bright start for the Reds, Leicester’s countercharge proved too strong, and with the ball on the bounce as the Foxes pushed forward, Jamie Vardy fired an incredible strike beyond Mignolet from 25 yards.

Supporters couldn’t help but admire the England forward’s finish.




It didn’t take long for Vardy to make it two, lifting the ball over Mignolet from close range with both Moreno and Mamadou Sakho failing to deal with Leicester’s right-sided buildup.




This proved to be decisive, as with the Reds’ confidence draining a buoyant King Power saw out a disappointing 2-0 defeat.







Liverpool now turn their heads toward Saturday’s clash at home to Sunderland, a fixture that Klopp should expect his side to dominate—but on Tuesday night’s form, the Black Cats could enjoy themselves at Anfield.

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