Leicester City – Liverpool: Alexander-Arnold Stars As Liverpool Annihilate Leicester (0-4)
Leicester showed some promise in dissolving Liverpool’s pressing early on but also gave dangerous opportunities to Liverpool while trying to play out from the back. Liverpool were stable in possession and created a bunch of chances from the wings as Trent Alexander-Arnold gave a standout performance. Liverpool were fairly comfortable throughout but were still just 1-0 up until the last twenty minutes, at which point they were able to run up the score and the game ceased to be a contest.
Tactical analysis by Josh Manley.
After defying expectations to find themselves in second place in the Premier League nearly halfway through the season, Leicester would face their two toughest challenge in quick succession during this festive period.
The first of these challenges was a trip to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City last week; an affair that ended in disappointment as City were able to dispatch Brendan Rodgers’ side without too much trouble. Leicester now had their second big challenge, a home game against leaders Liverpool.
Jürgen Klopp’s side could hardly be in a better position, as they found themselves top of the league coming into this game having dropped only two points all season. They also recently became Club World Cup winners, beating a brave Flamengo side in extra time.
Leicester started in a 4-3-3 shape, as Wilfred Ndidi was at the base of midfield . . .