Liverpool 2-1 Leicester: 3 things FoL learned

Wout Faes of Leicester City (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)
Wout Faes of Leicester City (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images) /
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Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall of Leicester City celebrates scoring the opening goal vs Liverpool (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images) /

Despite Dewsbury-Hall only breaking through into the first team a year earlier, it is easy to forget that he is 24 and is keen to make up for lost Premier league time. Performances like this exemplify his desire to do well for the football club and rise him higher in the stakes of future captain material, if Leicester are to follow previous successes they will need more of these types of characters across the pitch.

Wout Farce

Prior to the World Cup break, Leicester City had seemingly cracked their woeful defending problems. They turned around a truly shocking start to the season where they conceded 22 goals in 8 games before then conceding three goals in eight, nine if you include the MK Dons game. This seemed to coincide with the arrival of Belgian fan-favourite Wout Faes whose calming influence across the backline saw the team’s defending finally flourish, these performances were rewarded with a place in his national team’s squad in Qatar.

Perhaps it was the splinters he got in his backside from watching a crumbling and ageing Belgium national team, but Faes has returned looking little like the calm player we have grown accustomed to. This might explain why he will now forever be immortalised as an own-goal specialist following two of the most hilariously catastrophic finishes ever seen.

The first came in the 38th minute where a poor Trent Alexander-Arnold cross was heading into the comfortable arms of Danny Ward. Many eyewitnesses claim Ward shouted to leave the ball for him to collect but Faes had other ideas. He took a wild swing with his left foot that ballooned over the Welsh keeper in off the post much to the joy of the Liverpool faithful. The centreback lay flat on the ground briefly hoping the ground would swallow him up. It was a huge mistake but one that had a huge slice of misfortune attached.