Leicester City rounded off their preseason preparations with a resounding 4-0 defeat to Liverpool in Singapore. With many of the Leicester side still adjusting to the tutelage of their new manager, the East Midlands team gained some valuable minutes against one of the best sides in Europe; the first league game of the season being just six days away. Here are the FoL player ratings for the defeat.
Leicester City first XI:
Mads Hermansen: 5
The Danish goalkeeper’s elite distribution was on full display in the first half an hour, being a huge part of the Foxes’ efforts of playing out successfully from the back. Could have been more assured for the first goal, not much he could have done for the rest.
Timothy Castagne: 3
Had very little effect on proceedings, in all actuality looked like a player with one foot already out the door. Luis Diaz gave the Belgian tremendous amounts of problems in the second half. It got so bad that at one point the full-back had to essentially jump on the Colombian’s back in order to stop him.
Callum Doyle: 4
Very inconsistent with many of his forward passes, largely part to Liverpool’s intense high press. Not the most stellar outing. But like many in this game showed flashes of why the player will likely play an important role in the upcoming season.
Jannick Vestergaard: 4
Marshalled the back line well at times, his distribution was brilliant at times especially to beat the first line of the press. However it is difficult to give particularly high marks given the score line.
Ricardo Pereira: 6
The best and most efficient player in a Leicester City shirt by someway, his performance epitomised why he was handed the armband by Enzo Maresca. Pivotal to his new system playing as an inverted full-back when in possession. His one-touch play was excellent throughout. Looked a class above the rest.
Marc Albrighton: 3
Like many of the LCFC players, Albrighton struggled with the physicality of the press and the contest. Minimal impact.
Wilfred Ndidi: 4
Showed decent forward intent once more in this unfamiliar No.8 role, but due to his limitations technically was unable to capitalise in those prosperous positions. Some good defensive work at times, but never for extended periods.
Harry Winks: 2
Completely overwhelmed by the press of the oppositions midfield, giving the ball away time and time again in extremely dangerous areas. Also once he lost possession a few times on the half-turn, he was then reluctant to do anything but give the ball immediately back to the centre-half. A very timid showing.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall: 4
Due the lack of possession struggled to get into the game, getting forward he did provide energy but chances to do so were very limited.
Kasey McAteer: 3
At times showed flashes of some quality but overall seem overwhelmed by the physicality of the level of the Premier League opponents.
Patson Daka: 3
Should have taken his chance early on in the affair, much of his hold up play was quite poor with some really sloppy wall passes performed which resulted in the breaking down of counter-attacks very little impact.
Wanya Marcal-Madivadua: 4
Difficult for the youngster to get into the tie due to the game state. A tough ask to have any effect, without ample opportunity.
Kelechi Iheanacho: 5
Very little opportunity to leave a stamp on the game, thus a default score is given.
James Justin: 5
Similar to some of the other substitutes, his arrival was concurrent with the extreme drop off in intensity. Therefore his requirements and actions were limited. A five is given.
Hamza Choudhury: 5
Maintained possession well in his restricted minutes as well as a some good recoveries also. A nice cameo.