Liverpool thumped Leicester City 4-1 at Anfield today, thoroughly outclassing last year’s Premier League champions and running out deserved victors. In fact, without Kasper Schmeichel’s heroics in goal for Leicester and one moment of madness by Lucas Leiva, it easily could have been six or seven to nil for the home side.
It was still a comfortable enough victory, though, that Lucas was able to have a laugh about it following the match—celebrating his “first assist in ten years.” Because it’s a lot easier to laugh about the error of the season so far when you still win 4-1. All he needed to make it perfect would have been to slip in a trademark unlucky.
Outside that one shockingly bad moment, Lucas was solid in defence and key to helping build a number of Liverpool’s attacks—including Sadio Mané’s goal, when Lucas drilled a pass through Leicester’s forward line to start off the move that led to the goal. It’s exactly the kind of gain having a player like him in the back line can bring.
The assist for Leicester’s goal, of course, is the downside. Still, on this day, Lucas’ presence was a net positive. And Liverpool won. So. Laughs all around.