Liverpool – Leicester: Liverpool Superior But Require Late Goal To Overcome Leicester (2-1)
Neither team played spectacular football in this game, but Liverpool still created enough chances to ultimately deserve the win. Leicester stayed in the game but massively struggled to create going forward against Liverpool’s compact defending. A couple of second half changes helped them to equalise against Liverpool’s initial 1-0 lead before a late James Milner penalty secured the points for Liverpool.
Tactical analysis and match report by Josh Manley.
Liverpool prior to this game had seven wins from seven games in the league. In the Champions League, things were a bit more complicated after their opening matchday defeat against Napoli, and then this week they were almost embarrassed after losing a 3-0 lead over Red Bull Salzburg at home, before eventually winning 4-3.
Manager Jürgen Klopp made two changes from the team that started against Salzburg in midweek, as Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson both dropped out of the side. Replacing them were Dejan Lovren and James Milner respectively, as Liverpool lined up in their usual 4-3-3 system.
Leicester themselves were enjoying a relatively strong start to the season. The only previous defeat for Brendan Rodgers’ side coming into this game was away at Manchester United, and since then home victories over
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