Leicester 0-3 Liverpool: misery continues with on-field concerns

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Unlike other agonizing experiences for Leicester City fans, this one in particular will hurt for a long time. Not just because the side performed worse against Liverpool than it did a week ago against Fulham, but as a consequence, this effort felt like an apt send-off for the survival hopes narrative.

A first-half brace from LFC’s 22-year-old midfielder Curtis Jones was complemented by a staggering free-kick from Trent Alexander-Arnold into the second half. Championship football is now becoming a reality for next season.

Leicester City sits 19th in the table after failing in 22 Premier League games this campaign. Losing the next fixture against Newcastle will bid farewell to their top-flight status if Everton wins against Wolverhampton. Permutations about mathematical logic would say that the Foxes are still in it, but the pragmatists know better.

Dean Smith is more useful at addressing the fans’ concerns, but in terms of a managerial standpoint, even he- at times, leaves us perplexed with his methodologies. Sure, Brendan Rodgers was no better, but Smith is neither a relegation specialist nor holds a penchant for turning things around quickly.

Smith’s appointment was not an ideal fit by any stretch of the imagination. With one win out of six, games under the new manager have failed to show any real improvement.

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