Leicester 0-3 Liverpool: Foxes player ratings

James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)
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If you like ugly and effortless performances, this is the game for you. The heartless Leicester City were defeated by Liverpool 3-0 at the King Power. Dean Smith’s side has no more passion. Their heads were hanging low and their effort was somehow lower. We’re watching a team that is prepared for relegation. The Leicester fanbase was booing and it was rightfully deserved.

The Foxes came into this game with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Daniel Iversen continued his run as the starting keeper as Ricardo Pereira and Timothy Castange were the fullbacks. Jonny Evans returned to starting football as he was paired with Wout Faes. Boubakary Soumaré and Wilfred Ndidi were selected as defensive midfielders as James Maddison, Youri Tielemans, and Harvey Barnes were the attacking midfielders. Finally, the Leicester City legend Jamie Vardy was the sole striker.

Jurgen Klopp came into this game with his signature 4-3-3 formation. Alisson was the man between the sticks as their back line consisted of Andrew Robertson, Virgil Van Dijk, Ibrahima Konaté, and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Their midfield consisted of goal-scoring Curtis Jones, Fabinho, and Jordan Henderson. Their front three consisted of the always-scary Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo, and Luis Díaz.

The first half started off nicely for the East Midlands team. Maddison made a stunning pass to Barnes, who passed it to Vardy. Allison would then block his shot. It would all go downhill after that. Faes would miss an easy clearance opportunity which led to Henderson handing it off to Salah. The Egyptian would send a beautiful cross to Jones would slot it in the net. Jones would then grab a beautiful finish for a second goal three minutes later.

The damage would only get worse in the second half. A couple of substitutions were made by Smith which lead to no significant impact. Then a free-kick opportunity came to the Reds in the 70’. With a free-kick opportunity, Salah would tap it to Alexander-Arnold who slotted it to the top right corner. Simply an unreal shot by Trent. Leicester did nothing noteworthy when it comes to attacking in the second half. Simply a shocking performance by this horrendous team.