HONG KONG, CHINA - Saturday, July 22, 2017: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the first equalising goal during the Premier League Asia Trophy final match between Liverpool and Leicester City at the Hong Kong International Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Coutinho is not going anywhere” – Fans react to Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Leicester City

Liverpool won the Premier League Asia Trophy after defeating Leicester City 2-1 at the Hong Kong Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Liverpool 2-1 Leicester City

Premier League Asia Trophy, Hong Kong Stadium
July 22, 2017

Goals: Salah 20′, Coutinho 44′; Slimani 12′

The game started with intensity and Liverpool were on top for the first 10 minutes but it was Leicester who broke the deadlock when Islam Slimani’s header shot past Loris Karius.

Mohamed Salah equalised shortly afterwards with a steered header from Philippe Coutinho‘s cross, and the Brazilian then gave Liverpool the lead with a stunning strike shortly before half-time.

Jurgen Klopp sent on Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson for the second half and the two England internationals were later joined by young quartet Ben Woodburn, Ryan Kent, Dominic Solanke and Joe Gomez.

Leicester had a few bright spells after the break, but for the most part Liverpool dominated and they saw out the victory with ease.


The starting lineup was a strong one again…



But Slimani’s goal and poor defending prompted plenty of criticism…

“Do we have a defence?”

Sugar Ray on the forums.



Everyone enjoyed Salah’s goal though…

“If Coutinho keeps making passes like that, Barca will definitely want him!”

Kevan Fredrak Allisen on Facebook.

“Lovely! This is what I want to see! Salah gonna score goals.”

Abyss on the forums.


But Coutinho’s was even better…

“Barca after seeing that Coutinho first half performance…they’ll come with £200m! It seems like Coutinho is understanding Salah better too which is positive for our attack.”

Scelo Sthole on Facebook.



There was praise for Karius after Alexander-Arnold’s mistake put Vardy through on goal…

“Big balls Loris!”

David Finch on the forums.



Fans were excited to see the youngsters play…

“Best of a bad defence, Alexander-Arnold. Keep developing.”

NorseDweller on the forums.


And Kent didn’t disappoint as he produced some superb skill on the right wing…



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