In a season of hardly any joy for Leicester City, they managed to welcome their new manager Craig Shakespeare with a thumping victory over Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

The Reds have struggled against teams at the bottom of the table and the Foxes, who were fired up after Ranieri was removed, gave them a lesson on how to score.

Jamie Vardy opened the scoring within the half-hour mark, as Leicester scored their first goal since the turn of the year and it did not take long for the second as Danny Drinkwater came up with a stunner from 40-yeards out.

Vardy score the third after the break even as Liverpool shifted to a back-3 and though Coutinho pulled one back to set a nervous finish, it was never going to be enough to earn Liverpool a point. The Reds lost a fantastic chance to move into the top-4 with a win in this game and here are the player ratings for the visitors for this game.

Simon Mignolet (7):

Made a number of super saves and was also quick out of his line when needed but could not help concede thrice on a forgettable day.

Nathaniel Clyne (5):

A constant outlet on the right side of the attack for Liverpool, Clyne, created a few half chances and was decent going back but just did not do enough on the day for his side.

Joel Matip (6):

Solid at the back yet again but should have done more to stop both of Vardy’s goal, not giving him such an easy eye on goal.

Lucas Leiva (4):

Though made a number of interceptions when needed, Lucas, was just too slow for Klopp’s liking as he was a liability against the likes of Jamie Vardy who took full advantage to score a brace.

James Milner (5):

Looking more and more lethargic by the game, Milner, has not been his usual self in the last few games and was hardly influential on this trip to the King Power.

Emre Can (5):

Started as a midfielder but with no effect but turned into a danger for Leicester playing as a part of the bqack3. Picked up the assist for Coutinho’s goal but also at fault for Vardy’s second on an eventful night for the German.

Georginio Wijnaldum (5):

Bullied all day by Ndidi in the middle of the park, Wijnaldum, was afforded no time or space on the ball to weave his magic as he stood like an onlooker for most of the game.

Adam Lallana (5):

Was hardly involved in the game in the first half and though he tried his best to lift Liverpool back late in the game, it was just not enough for the Reds.

Sadio Mane (4):

You could count the number of touches he had at the tip of your fingertips as the Leicester City defenders made sure he was not a headache in the final third for most of the game. Unproductive to say the least.

Roberto Firmino (4):

Was awfully bad all night as he failed to collect balls played to his feet, breaking up possession a number of times. He also failed to create chances of note and had a day to forget.

Philippe Coutinho (4):

The Brazilian playmaker came up with a solitary goal in the second half but he was simply atrocious throughout the game. He failed to create a single chance of note and is yet to get back to form since his injury.


Divock Origi (5):

Came in to act as a target man for Liverpool and did some decent work running the lines and winning air balls late in the game.

Alberto Moreno (5):

Replaced Milner at left-wing back pushing the midfielder back to his original position but just did not have the kind of an effect expected of him.

Ben Woodburn (5):

Jurgen Klopp’s answer to chasing a team away from home, 16-year old Woodburn, did no hard to him reputation with a decent cameo.


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