Liverpool bounced back from their cup defeat against Leicester with a 3-2 victory against the same team in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
Leicester City 2-3 Liverpool
Premier League, King Power Stadium
September 23, 2017
Goals: Okazaki 45+2′, Vardy 68′; Salah 15′, Coutinho 23′, Henderson 65′
Liverpool had an electric start as Emre Can‘s strike smashed off the post but Mo Salah couldn’t follow up with the rebound.
The forward made amends just moments later as he gave Liverpool an early lead with a cute header on the far post.
Philippe Coutinho silenced his critics with a sensational free-kick shortly afterwards as Liverpool held a commanding 2-0 lead after just 25 minutes of action.
They seemed to take their foot off the gas slightly before half-time and Leicester pounced as Shinji Okazaki scored with just moments to spare in the opening 45 minutes.
Jordan Henderson scored Liverpool’s third in the second half but it was quickly answered by a goal from Leicester‘s Jamie Vardy.
Simon Mignolet then turned hero as he saved Vardy’s spot-kick, securing the 3-2 victory.
Here are all the best reactions from Liverpool supporters to the game throughout social media.
Fans reacted with mixed feelings to the starting lineup…
Line up looks strong. Win vs Leicester is essential. Don't care how or by how many. Need to get back to winning ways.
— Neil (@Neil_LFC) September 23, 2017
“Can’t understand why Robertson isn’t even in the squad? Is he injured? He was our best player last Tuesday! I just think we’re over rotating the team.”
– Dean McNamee on Facebook.
You’ve got to feel for Andy Robertson. Been excellent every time he’s wore a red shirt.
He should be our starting left back #LFC https://t.co/eZF2r7zWIr
— LFC Daytrippers Podcast (@LFCDaytrippers) September 23, 2017
Supporters couldn’t believe it when Salah missed a sitter before scoring a great header…
What a goal ?, how can you miss the earlier chance and score that?!
— J G (@JayG_009) September 23, 2017
outrageous ball in that! great header too tbf
— Karl Matchett (@karlmatchett) September 23, 2017
“Atonement! That’s exactly how you shake off a bad miss, Salah, lad! Good ball, Coutinho! Now for more goals!”
– NorseDweller on the forums.
And Coutinho’s goal was even better…
What a free kick!!!!
— Hayley W ?? (@Hayley_LFC) September 23, 2017
“Pick that out Schmichael…”
– London Red on the forums.
Jordan Henderson earned praise for his performance…
Henderson is putting in an absolute shift this second-half. Captain's performance.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) September 23, 2017
Henderson's come under scrutiny lately but has delivered a well-rounded performance today. Hunted the ball down & looked to push us forward.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) September 23, 2017
Mignolet’s penalty save sent fans into a frenzy…
Simon Miglonet – I salute you sir!!
— Rikki Singh (@rikki1502) September 23, 2017
This has been the most Mignolet performance ever from Mignolet. He's had an absolute Mignolet.
— Football Whispers (@FB_WHISPERS) September 23, 2017
Salah misses a sitter scores a stunner
Mignolet concedes a penalty saves the penalty
Welcome to the life of Liverpool
— CB (@MainManFirmino) September 23, 2017
And at full-time fans were relieved to come away with a 3-2 victory…
What a win!
— Laura Savvas (@LauraSavvas) September 23, 2017
Very nervy, as ever…..
but 3 points nevertheless ?? #LFC #YNWA
— Karen (@Ms_K_Kopite) September 23, 2017
That was a little sweaty
— SimonBrundish (@SimonBrundish) September 23, 2017
“WE just don’t do it easy, but job done.”
– Jim Bond on the forums.
GET IN THERE. MASSIVE ???
— the unbearables (@UTFR92) September 23, 2017
Win! Thrilling match today!
— Marty LFC (@AmericanLFCFan) September 23, 2017
“I’m just about calmed down.”
– Jaygee on the forums.
It never seems simple – but objective has been achieved, 3 more points on the board. Up the Reds! #LFC
— Carl Clemente (@clemente_carl) September 23, 2017
“What a way for Mignolet to redeem himself. Much needed win.”
– Sidiq on
And breathe…… pic.twitter.com/Jf3z5VJBEA
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) September 23, 2017
“The ref being a joke aside, we really should’ve had this game put to bed ages ago. So much work needed on defence.”
– Awny on the forums.