Liverpool started new Era in a refurbished Anfield with an absolute class performance against the defending champions Leicester City. Liverpool took the lead through Firmini and doubled it when Sadio Mane scored to make it 2-0 for the home side. Jamie Vardy’s goal brought Leicester City back in the game but liverpool were in no mood of letting the lead slip as they scored the third after break and secured their second win of the season.
Liverpool 3-1 Leicester City Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 ]
13′ 1 – 0 Roberto Firmino opened the scoring in jsut 13th minute with a nicely taken goal.
31′ 2 – 0 Sadio Mane doubled the lead when sturridge squared a neat pass inside the boxing and Mane chipped it over the keeper.
38′ 2 – 1 Jamie Vardy tapped home in a open goal after Lucas struggled to clear his lines.
56′ 3 – 1 Adam Lallana restore the two goal lead with absolute cracking shot past Leicester keeper.
89′ 4 – 1 Roberto Firmino scored the fourth after a counter attacking move.
Leicester City vs Liverpool Preview: Its a massive league game for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will be hoping to get back on winning ways after dropping points in the last two league games having started the season in prime form beating Arsenal away. Champions Leicester on the other hand has had a similar start winning one, losing and drawing the other two.
We can expect most of the first team players back in the sides. Jamie Vardy is likely to lead the attack for Leicester City while Liverpool will be lining up with Origi and Firmino upfront while Coutinho and Lallana to provide support in attack alongside Henderson playing in central midfield role.
Last time these two meet was back in February when Leicester City were fighting for premier league title and Jamie Vardy was having the time of his life. He scored twice the in second half at king power stadium to win three points for Leicester City.
Team News & Lineups: Claudio Ranieri has full squad to choose from without any major injury worries which means will see the usual starting lineup from Leicester City with Vardy and Okazaki leading the forward line while Mehrez, Albrighton to take wing positions.
Liverpool on the other hand will bring back Lallana, Firmino, Henderson, Milner back in the starting lineup who missed out against West Ham. We will have team news and possible lineups on monday.
Predictions: What makes Premier League the most exciting league in the world is unpredictability and thats exactly what we can expect in Liverpool vs Leicester City game this boxing day. Liverpool has lost two back to back games but they will still be slight favourites at home against leaders Leicester who have been defying logic all season so far. I am going with a 2-1 win for Liverpool in this one with Coutinho having a major impact in this game.