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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Leicester City’s Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images) /

Seven minutes later, with half-time looming, Darwin Nunez raced through the Foxes defence and put a shot in that came back off the post and bounced back toward Faes who seemed nowhere near calm enough, he got his feet all wrong, panicked and put the ball into the roof of his own net. The best guess I can surmise is that he was trying to put the ball over the bar out of harm’s way and he got it horribly wrong. As expected, Leicester never quite recovered and two costly errors gifted the game to Liverpool.

Consistently predictable Leicester City statistics

Although the narrative of City as a Jekyll & Hyde type football team holds credibility, there are also some alarming statistics that continue to call into question the lack of mental strength at the football club. The 26th of April 2021 is not a date that sticks in many Leicester City fans’ memories, but it should going forward, it is the last time the King Power club went in trailing at halftime and finished the game as the winners. It’s not easy to turn around a deficit in any Premier League game but not doing it for so long shows something isn’t quite right.

Liverpool were very poor in this game and won’t know how they somehow escaped with a victory. This game shouldn’t just be swept under the carpet as our annual Anfield defeat. Liverpool were there for the taking and Leicester’s casual attitude in the second half and sleepy finishing throughout contributed greatly.

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The last two defeats now mean that Brendan Rodgers’ men have lost to every single team in the top eight of the league and have beaten no team above them (New Year’s Eve results permitting). As things stand with Leicester in 13th place they are at best meandering towards a mid-table finish which would have been welcomed earlier in the season, some key stats will need breaking if this season is to herald any success at all.