“No attitude, no spine, no top 4 this year” – Fans react to Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat at Leicester

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Liverpool produced one of the worst performances of the season and they were punished for it as Leicester ran out as comfortable winners at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City 3-1 Liverpool

Premier League, King Power Stadium
February 27, 2017

Goals: Vardy 27′ & 60′, Drinkwater 38′, Coutinho 68′


Following the shock sacking of Claudio Raneiri, Liverpool went into the game as favourites to come away with all three points against a team without a goal, let alone a win, in 2017 so far.

Jordan Henderson was absent though as the captain picked up a foot injury in training which meant Emre Can came into the starting XI.

Lucas retained his place at centre-back as Dejan Lovren remains injured but Daniel Sturridge was not in the squad through illness, meaning Divock Origi and Ben Woodburn were Liverpool’s only attacking options.

It wasn’t the start Liverpool had hoped for though and Leicester ran wild in the opening half an hour, taking advantage of some poor defending from Jurgen Klopp‘s side.

Jamie Vardy opened the scoring before Danny Drinkwater fired in a sensational strike from outside the Liverpool box to put Leicester in the lead going into the half-time break.

There was relatively little change in Liverpool’s performance in the second half and it was Vardy who grabbed the third goal with half an hour still left to play.

Philippe Coutinho grabbed a consolation goal for the Reds shortly after Origi was introduced to the frame but Woodburn’s introduction late on was not enough to inspire a comeback.

Here’s how fans reacted to the disappointing 3-1 defeat on social media throughout the game.

 

Some fans weren’t happy to see Emre Can in the starting XI but others were predicting a big performance from the midfielder…

“Hopefully Can will return to his form this time last year and prove everyone wrong. Hopefully.” – Bradley Wells on Facebook.

https://twitter.com/StudgeIsMyMate/status/836223398229524484

 

There was frustration as it was clear Liverpool’s lengthy break had not helped their defending on set-pieces…

“Well there’s one thing we surely didn’t learn at la manga and that’s defending set pieces… how can Huth have that much space…”
Mohammed Bouali on the forums.

 

And at half-time fans were extremely disappointed by a poor opening 45 minutes…

“This is bordering on slapstick now…”
Eskimo on the forums.

 

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, February 27, 2017: Liverpool's Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana look dejected after conceding the first goal against Leicester City during the FA Premier League match at the King Power Stadium. (Pic by Gavin Trafford/Propaganda)

In the end, Liverpool failed to mount a comeback and fans were furious at full-time following another disappointing display…

“There goes the top 4.” – Shaun on the forums.

“Squad depth is so poor. Please play Stewart over Can, he is horrendous. Lucas is being scapegoated by playing him at centre back, I feel sorry for him. Can’t wait for us to now go beat Arsenal at the weekend.” – John Knowles on Facebook.

“Only one team looked like relegation fodder an it wernt Leicester” – Paul Mccabe on Facebook.

“Absolutely shocking. No attitude, no spine, no top 4 this year. The season is dead.” – Stefan Pandele on the forums.

https://twitter.com/Liddellpool/status/836333514152939522

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