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Leicester City 1, Liverpool 3: First Thoughts

Liverpool won consecutive games in the league for only the second time this season at promoted Leicester City.

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Leicester City 1: Mignolet (O.G) 22',
Liverpool 3: Lallana 26', Gerrard 54', Henderson 83'

  • Steven Gerrard, Adam Lallana, and Javier Manquillo were drafted in by Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool attempted to win consecutive games in the Premier League for only the second time this season. Enrique dropped out of the matchday squad completely while Allen and Coutinho dropped to the bench.

  • Sterling had an early opportunity in the first twenty minutes after the ball was squared to him from the right and Simon Mignolet's poor distribution nearly gifted the home side with the opening goal. That came almost immediately after as a counter attack, Leandro Ulloa, a post, and Mignolet combined to give the home side the lead. Thankfully, Adam Lallana's crisp left-footed half volley brought Liverpool level just a few minutes later.

  • Leicester City and Liverpool continued to trade counter attacks in the first half, mostly unsuccessfully. However, both sides headed into half-time with the belief that victory could be snared. The game was scrappy and Lee Mason could have done a little more to control the game effectively.

  • Leicester started the second half in determined fashion and put Liverpool under pressure. Liverpool needed to get some support to Raheem Sterling and when there were options for the youngster in the box and Leicester City captain Wes Morgan poked Sterling's centre into the path of Steven Gerrard. Advantage Liverpool.

  • Wes Morgan's misery continued as he was sent off after taking down Rickie Lambert in his own half when the English international was put through. Liverpool finally got some change out of Lee Mason. Leicester City responded strongly to the setback and put Liverpool under considerable pressure before Jordan Henderson put the away side two goals up from Sterling's backheel.

  • Victory for Liverpool but warning signs are there with problems with controlling a game, handling pressure, and composure in defence. A win at home to Sunderland will give Liverpool three consecutive wins for the first time this season.

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