Ndidi Sparkles, Musa Dropped As Leicester Stun Liverpool
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 28, 2017,
Feb 28, 2017, 8:20
"All I asked of the team was to remember what they were about and remember their identity", said Leicester caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare.
Liverpool's first sight of goal came after 10 minutes when Sadio Mane had Leicester's defence scrambling with a brilliant ball across the box.
But Leicester finally ended their long wait for a top-flight goal before the half-hour, Vardy scoring his first Premier League goal since firing a hat-trick in a 4-2 home win over Manchester City back in December.
Tall, cool glass of Drinkwater. The Foxes came out with a renewed vigor against Liverpool, and were rewarded with two deserved goals.
Reports suggested Ranieri had lost the confidence of Leicester's players, but Vardy, who scored twice, said the criticism had been unjustified.
The final Premier League match of this game week saw Leicester City in action as they welcomed Liverpool to the King Power stadium.
Liverpool managed to pull one back by Phillipe Coutinho.
Ndidi was one of the stars of the night as he constantly broke Liverpool's play and launched Leicester attacks. They had their set pieces well thought out and we were giving throw ins away and what's frustrating is it's not like we didn't talk about that.
There was more intent from Klopp's charges in the second half, but it would still take ten minutes before they put a shot on target, courtesy of Coutinho, and easily saved.
Liverpool could have provisionally gone third with victory, but instead they remain fifth, 14 points below leaders Chelsea and a point behind fourth-place Arsenal having played a game more.
After the game, the England striker said he had no idea why the Foxes had been unable to produce anything close to the levels they reached last season.
"I wasn't sure what we were going to get".
But, football fans being football fans, a quick look at the reaction to his goal on Twitter showed that more people were concerned with his celebration.
Neat work from the Algerian then opened up space for Christian Fuchs to deliver to Vardy and the Englishman headed home from between Lucas Leiva and Emre Can just after the hour.