“This Liverpool team do not know when to stop” – Fans react to dramatic win over Leicester

5 October 2019

A James Milner penalty at the death secured a dramatic, but deserved, 2-1 win for Liverpool and fans were left in admiration of the “mentality giants.”


Liverpool 2-1 Leicester

Premier League, Anfield
October 5, 2019

Goals: Mane 41′, Milner 90+5′; Maddison 80′


The Reds welcomed Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester to Anfield with the view of maintaining their 100 percent start to the season, and they did that. Just.

Jurgen Klopp‘s side dominated much of the opening half and after initially finding themselves guilty of some wayward finishing, Sadio Mane ensured Liverpool’s superiority was reflected on the scoreboard with a poised finish beyond Kasper Schmeichel.

The second 45 again saw the Reds pile on the pressure but as the minutes ticked by without a second goal the Foxes grew in confidence and capitalised through James Maddison to leave Liverpool with limited time to find a winner.

But as this side has proven time and time again they will find a way, and on this occasion, it was through a stoppage-time penalty from James Milner after Mane had been impeded in the box.

Here’s how fans reacted to the dramatic victory on Facebook, Twitter and This Is Anfield’s forums.

 

Milner’s ice-cold stoppage-time heroics from the spot were rightly lauded….

“Give Milner a contract for life. His experience and calmness cant be quantified.”

indianscouser on the forums.

“Milner ice cool as ever. What a result!!”

Premal Varsani on Facebook.

 

While Mane’s all-round performance earned mass adulation from Reds…

“Sadio has grapefruit-size balls to make that tackle in that spot. Amazing.”

Neukolln on the forums.

“Sadio Mané was unfuckinbelievable today and is probably our most important player right now. Fantastic stuff.

peter roberts on the forums.

 

And there was also concern for Salah & praise sent the way of Lovren after an unexpected starting appearance…

 

It could have been a much more comfortable afternoon but for fans, it was yet another example of the Reds’ mental fortitude…

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