The best photos as Liverpool edge out Leicester City at the King Power

1 September 2018

Liverpool kept up their 100 per cent winning start to this season, grinding their way to an ugly 2-1 win at Leicester City.


Trips to the King Power Stadium are never particularly easy affairs, so earning all three points was going to be a tough ask.

Jurgen Klopp made just one change to the side that beat Brighton 1-0 last weekend, with captain Jordan Henderson replacing Naby Keita.

It was Andy Robertson who was Liverpool’s liveliest player in the opening exchanges, with his energy down the left flank such an outlet.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 1, 2018: Liverpool's Andy Robertson during the FA Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Scot teed-up Sadio Mane to fire home the opener in the first half, with the Senegalese’s fourth goal of the season taking him top of the Premier League scoring charts on his own.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane (left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with his team-mates

The travelling Reds absolutely loved it:

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 1, 2018: Liverpool supporters celebrate the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Klopp’s men rocking a little against their never-say-die opponents, Roberto Firmino registered his first of the campaign with a well-placed header on the stroke of half-time.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 1, 2018: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino scores the second goal with a header during the FA Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 1, 2018: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino (right) celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mate Sadio Mane (left) during the FA Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alisson, praised so much for his brilliance with his feet against Brighton, made a horrendous mistake to allow Leicester back into the game, with Rachid Ghezzal eventually profiting.

Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho wins the ball off Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker in the area leading to his side's first goal

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 1, 2018: Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson Becker looses the ball to Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho during the FA Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 1, 2018: Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson Becker looks dejected after conceding a goal to Leicester City during the FA Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp cut an increasingly frustrated figure as the minutes ticked by, with his players seemingly incapable of adhering to his instructions.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 1, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp reacts during the FA Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool saw the game out in nail-biting fashion, though, with Virgil van Dijk dominant aerially from a last-gasp corner, in which Kasper Schmeichel had gone up for for the hosts.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 1, 2018: Leicester City's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel challenges Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk during the FA Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It is a massive victory for the Reds, who take maximum points into the international break, having recorded 12 points from four games for the first time in the Premier League era.

When they return in a fortnight, it’s a trip to Wembley Stadium to take on an in-form Tottenham side.

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