Liverpool vs Leicester Match Report

Liverpool vs Leicester Match Report

Liverpool 3 - 1 Leicester City  -  Carabao Cup 3rd Round

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Liverpool secured passage to the next round of the Carabao Cup, (and an away tie against Bournemouth), but once again made life difficult for themselves after another slow start.

Liverpool secured another victory over Leicester City on Wednesday evening, this time in the Carabao Cup, but defensive frailties meant the Reds once again needed to come from behind to secure the victory.

In what is becoming a common theme this season, Liverpool one again conceeded the opening goal, with Leicester hitting Liverpool on the break after only 3 minutes.  But as with all our games so far this season, it was only a matter of when, and not if, the Reds would score themselves.  Admittedly, it took until the second half for the equalising goal to arrive, but such was Liverpool's dominance, the result never really felt in doubt.  And once Liverpool had equalised, through Cody Gakpo, it was just a matter of how many goals we would score.

Klopp used the game to rotate his players, with 10 changes from the side that defeated West Ham at the weekend.  Only Curtis Jones kept his place in the starting line-up - another example of the growing trust and faith Klopp has in the youngster.  But even with these changes, the Liverpool line-up always looked to strong for Leicester, and so it proved, even if a couple of first team regulars were needed after the break.

Anyone following the Liverpool Academy will know that there are plenty of exciting prospects in the Reds youth teams, and two of the biggest prospects, Ben Doak and Jarell Quansah, were again given time to impress.  And impress they did - with Doak tormenting the Leicester defenders and hitting the woodwork, whilst Quansah made several improtant blocks, as well as proving an attacking threat from corners and set pieces.  Indeed, Doak can feel a little hard done by at being substituted on 65 minutes, but this was not a reflection on his display, rather Klopp ensuring that Liverpool won the game in normal time, and avoided the lottery of penalties.

And it was Doak's replacement - Dominik Szoboszlai - that produced the moment of the match, hitting a 25 yard stunner that nestled in the top corner.  Szoboszlai is quickly becoming a candidate for signing of the season, not just at Liverpool - but in the entire league - and his performance and goal had plenty of people comparing him to a certain Mr Gerrard......

 

Liverpool vs Leicester Match Report

Match Stats

Liverpool Team : Kelleher, Quansah, Tsimikas, Konate, Endo, Jones, Gravenberch, Elliott, Doak, Jota, Gakpo
Liverpool Subs : Adrian, van Dijk, Diaz, Szoboszlai, Nunez, Mac Allister, Matip, Bajcetic, Chambers

Leicester Team : Stolarczyk, Pereira, Souttar, Coady, Justin, Akgun, Choudhury, Casadei, Albrighton, Iheanacho, McAteer
Leicester Subs : Hermansen, Vestergaard, Issahaku, Mavididi, Winks, Ndidi, Dewsbury-Hall, Faes, Daka

Possession
Liverpool 57% - 43% Leicester

Total Shots
Liverpool 29 - 4 Leicester

Shots on Target
Liverpool 10 - 1 Leicester

Yellow Cards
Liverpool 1 - 2 Leicester

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Peter Farrell

Lifelong fan with a passion for all things Liverpool. First memory of football is watching John Barnes score a dramatic last minute equaliser in the FA Cup when he was 4. Feels lucky to be a part of the 'Klopp' era.

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