Big Match Preview - Leicester vs Liverpool 24 Sep

Started by Bensergi, Sep 22, 2017, 11:57 AM

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Sep 22, 2017, 11:57 AM Last Edit: Sep 22, 2017, 12:07 PM by Bensergi
Leicester vs Liverpool

Big Match Preview:
It can be considered that Liverpool are in a mini crisis. Mini cries for manager Jurgen Klopp to stand down are growing, and defeat at the King Power Stadium could well morph into loud chants. The Reds have lost only two of their last 10 EPL meetings with the Foxes, but both defeats came in the last three matches.
Just few days ago, Leicester bested Liverpool in Carabao League Cup action, Islam Slimani and Shinji Ozaki scoring the goals to give the Thai-owned side a 2-0 win. Klopp's miserable record here continues. The German has also lost his last two EPL trips here, with Jamie Vardy the scourge of the Reds, scoring five goals in his last three EPL matches against Liverpool.

Big Team news:
Liverpool are set to assess the fitness of first-choice partnership of Dejan Loveren and Joel Matip. Midfielder Emre Can also need to go through a fitness test. Danny Ings, meanwhile, continues his grand recovery from a long injury lay-off. The former Burnley striker appeared in midweek action against the Foxes. Leicester have no injury concerns though.

Big Stat 1: Jamie Vardy has scored five goals in his last three EPL outings against Liverpool
Big Stat 2: Leicester are aiming to become the first team to beat Jurgen Klopp three times in the EPL
Big Stat 3: Leicester have just one clean sheet in their past eight matches

Fastgoal's prediction: Leicester 1-1 Liverpool


Sep 26, 2017, 08:44 PM Last Edit: Sep 28, 2017, 12:41 PM by Bensergi
Match Stats:

  • Leicester 2-3 Liverpool
  • Shots: 8-14
  • Possession: 43%-57%
  • Corner kicks: 3-6

Philippe Coutinho helped Liverpool claim a thrilling 3-2 victory at Leicester City.

Mohamed Salah headed in Coutinho's cross at the far post to give Liverpool a 15th-minute lead.

The Brazilian curled in a superb free-kick for his first goal of the season to make it 2-0 but Shinji Okazaki halved the deficit on the stroke of half-time, poking in a loose ball from a corner.

Jordan Henderson restored Liverpool's two-goal lead, but within 90 seconds Leicester hit back, Jamie Vardy nodding in after Demarai Gray's shot had been saved.

It could have been 3-3 on 73 minutes but Simon Mignolet repelled Vardy's penalty after the Liverpool goalkeeper had brought the striker down.

Liverpool's first win in three matches lifts them to fifth, while Leicester drop to 16th.

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