Liverpool’s excellent start to the season continued at home to Leicester when Jurgen Klopp’s men got a hard-fought victory against their opposition. Leicester came into the game in third position and in good vein of form following consecutive victories over Tottenham and Aston Villa.
Liverpool had played a midweek thriller at home to Salzburg and there was always a threat of that repeating against Leicester. The Reds started the game quickly out of the blocks putting the opposition under intense pressure. This was a tense time for people with Sign up bonuses, as Liverpool were the obvious favourites to win this match.
The front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohammed Salah have continued from where they stopped last season. This is arguably the best attack since the days of Steven Gerard, Albert Riera, and Fernando Torress or Luis Suarez, Sturridge and Sterling.
Mane was at it again scoring the opener when put through on goal beating Kasper Schmeichel in the Leicester goal. The second half saw more Liverpool dominance, however Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers made some tweaks and the away side began to have a foothold on the game.
Sadio Mane missed a setter before Anfield was stunned by an equalizer. Ayoze Perez who had come in as a second-half sub put James Maddison through and he coolly slotted past Adrian in the Liverpool goal.
However as we have seen several times this season, Jurgen Klopp’s men are made of sterner stuff. They continued to push for the winner. Deep into stoppage time, Sadio Mane was tripped by Marc Albrighton and the referee pointed t the spot.
After deep consultations with VAR, the decision was upheld and this left James Milner facing Schmeichel for the winner. Milner coolly slotted home to put Liverpool firmly in control of the Premier League race. Manchester City defeat to Wolves means that Liverpool already holds an eight-point lead with 30 matches to go.