Premier League

  • Roberto Firmino 13’
  • S. Mané 31’
  • A. Lallana 56’
  • Roberto Firmino 89’
  • 38’ J. Vardy
0 Extra Time 0
4 Full Time 1
2 Half Time 1
11/09/2016
Premier League
Anfield
Attendance 51,232

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • PENALTY SHOOTOUT
    • 90'
      Vardy does well to win his side a corner over on the right flank, but it fails to result in chance on goal. The ball bounces out to Drinkwater, however, and the midfielder then tries to tee up Fuchs over on the left, but his pass is poor and fails to find his teammate before rolling harmlessly out o
    • 90'
      Late chance for Liverpool! Firmino darts into the left-hand side of the Leicester penalty area on another great run before cutting a dangerous pass back towards Henderson, but it runs through the legs of the captain before failing to reach Moreno on the opposite side of the box.
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      SI Alberto Moreno SO J. Milner
    • 90'
      Liverpool have made a late change, with Mane making way for Moreno for the final couple of minutes.
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      Milner and Hernandez battle for the ball deep down the left wing as the makeshift full-back pushes forward on a determined run. He wins his side a throw-in, which is quickly sent to Lallana, but the latter's attempted flick back to Milner is poor and rolls harmlessly out of play.
    • 90'
      It's all Liverpool at the moment as they patiently pass the ball around deep inside the Leicester half of the pitch. The visitors look completely dejected and can't get anywhere near the ball, allowing the hosts to calmly hold on to possession as they aim to run down the clock.
    • 0'
      The referee blows his whistle for the final time and the home fans erupt with delight. Bar a few nervy moments at the back, it was an excellent performance by Liverpool, who looked particularly dangerous in front of goal and constantly made life incredibly difficult for the reigning champions. Leice
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME: LIVERPOOL 4-1 LEICESTER CITY
    • 0'
      The two teams are making their way back out on to the pitch ahead of the start of the second half.
    • 0'
      It's been a mixed opening 45 minutes for Liverpool, who were two goals up and cruising before Lucas gifted Vardy with an easy opportunity fo fire his side back into the game. It's one that the striker took comfortably, and it means that the balance of the clash has now completely changed. Klopp will
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME: LIVERPOOL 2-1 LEICESTER CITY
    • 0'
      The two sides are making their way out on to the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
    • 0'
      Meanwhile, Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has named an unchanged side to the one that featured against Swansea before the international break, with Kasper Schmeichel able to return to the squad after recovering from a hernia operation.
    • 0'
      Jurgen Klopp has decided to make two changes to the Liverpool side that started the draw against Tottenham, with Lucas Leiva and Daniel Sturridge coming into the starting line-up to replace Dejan Lovren and Philippe Coutinho, respectively.
    • 0'
      Leicester City substitutes: Zieler, Hernandez, Chilwell, King, Gray, Musa, Ulloa.
    • 0'
      Leicester City XI (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Mahrez, Drinkwater, Amartey, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy.
    • 0'
      Liverpool substitutes: Karius, Moreno, Klavan, Stewart, Grujic, Coutinho, Origi.
    • 0'
      Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Lucas, Milner; Lallana, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Mane, Sturridge, Firmino.
    • 0'
      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…
    • 0'
      The victory against the Swans saw Jamie Vardy bag his first goal of the season, and the striker will be aiming to find more joy today as he takes on a Liverpool back line that have looked far from comfortable thus far. The Reds have conceded six goals in just three league games, although they have l
    • 0'
      A 2-1 defeat against managerless Hull City was not the best of starts for the reigning Premier League champions, but since then Leicester have looked more impressive and finally picked up their first win of the campaign at home to Swansea City after holding Arsenal to a goalless draw in their second
    • 0'
      After beating Arsenal 4-3 in a thrilling game on the opening weekend, it’s been a mixed couple of weeks for Liverpool, who suffered a frustrating 2-0 defeat away to newly-promoted Burnley before being held to a 1-1 draw by Tottenham Hotspur in their final game before the international break. Today’s
    • 0'
      Liverpool’s first home game of the season sees them take on the reigning champions in a newly revamped Anfield, which now boasts room for 8,500 more fans thanks to the work done over the summer. In the build-up to today’s contest, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp spoke about how he wants to “use the power” of
    • 0'
      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Premier League game between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield.
    • 1'
      And we're off! Leicester get us underway, attacking from left to right.
    • 3'
      A lofted ball forward almost finds Vardy on the edge of the Liverpool penalty area, but Milner is just about to cut out the danger. He can only send his attempted clearance to Okazaki, however, but the Japan international then fires his long-range effort comfortably over the top of the crossbar.
    • 5'
      Leicester come back once again and win themselves a free-kick midway inside the Liverpool half of the pitch. It's sent short and worked over to Mahrez, who then whips a dangerous cross into the hosts' penalty area, but Henderson is there to meet it at the near post.
    • 7'
      Albrighton and Lucas battle for the ball deep down the right flank before the Leicester winger fires a low cross off the makeshift defender and out for a throw-in. It's taken quickly and the visitors quickly try to penetrate the penalty area, but they're unable to and eventually lose possession near
    • 9'
      Vital defending by Morgan! Liverpool move the ball around nicely as they push forward on their first real attack of the game. Firmino and Lallana link up well on the edge of the penalty area before the latter pokes the ball over to Sturridge, but just as the striker is about to make contact with it,
    • 11'
      The corner is easily dealt with by the Leicester defenders before Schmeichel collects the ball over at the far post. The goalkeeper immediately thumps the ball out to Vardy, who then spins and finds Mahrez over on the right flank. The winger brings the ball down well before trying to tee up Albright
    • 12'
      Firmino charges through the middle of the pitch on a marauding run and then tries to test Schmeichel with a low strike from 25 yards out, but it's sent too near to the Danish goalkeeper and is easily saved in the middle of the goal.
    • 13'
      G Roberto Firmino Assist J. Milner
    • 13'
      That was a wonderful pick-out by Milner, who found Firmino with a smart pass, but questions have to be asked of Amartey. The midfielder failed to track the Brazilian and left him in a pocket of space on the edge of the box.
    • 13'
      GOAL! Liverpool have taken the lead! Milner cuts inside from the left wing and sends an excellent pass into the feet of Firmino. The Brazilian meets the ball on the edge of the Leicester penalty area and skips past Huth far too easily before beating Schmeichel with an excellent strike that comfortab
    • 15'
      The ball flies around inside the Leicester half of the pitch before Liverpool come out on top and win back possession. A curling pass from Lucas is then sent towards Milner, who is in a good position over on the left wing, but the ball is slightly overhit and sails past the number seven before saili
    • 17'
      Leicester move the ball from one flank to the other as they try to find a way past the sea of red shirts camped in front of them, but they're unable to do so after a header forward from Simpson fails to reach Albrighton and is instead cut out by Lucas at the vital moment.
    • 19'
      Wijnaldum and Sturridge play a smart one-two on the edge of the Leicester penalty area before the latter unleashes a first-time shot from 20 yards out, but his side-footed effort doesn't have enough power behind it and ends up rolling straight into the hands of Schmeichel.
    • 21'
      Okazaki goes close! Mahrez does well to win Leicester a corner, which is quickly curled into the middle of the penalty area. It's picked up by Fuchs, who then sends a looping header over to Okazaki, but the striker ends up sending his low volley just wide of the near post before the linesman's flag
    • 23'
      A series of quick passes ends with Clyne over on the right-hand side of the Leicester box. The full-back takes a quick touch before teeing up Wijnaldum, who is in a pocket of space on the edge of the penalty area, but the midfielder ends up curling his shot straight into the hands of Schmeichel in t
    • 25'
      Liverpool are bossing possession at the moment and are causing Leicester plenty of problems in the middle of the pitch. Henderson kick-starts a good move with a pass out to the right wing, where it finds Clyne, who then tries to pick out the midfielder with a great pass towards the edge of the penal
    • 27'
      Excellent save by Schmeichel! Lallana and Mane pull off a lovely one-two on the right-hand side of the Leicester box before the latter skips past Drinkwater and pulls the ball back to Sturridge, but the striker's first-time shot is pushed away by the Danish goalkeeper.
    • 28'
      Amartey charges into Wijnaldum and brings the Dutchman crashing to the ground with a late challenge, leaving the referee with no choice but to show the Ghanain a yellow card before awarding the home side a free-kick.
    • 30'
      It's all Liverpool at the moment as they continue to put Leicester under an incredible amount of pressure. The home side are bossing possession as they push forward and make life incredibly difficult for the reigning champions, who just can't seem to break out of their own half of the pitch.
    • 31'
      G S. Mané Assist J. Milner
    • 31'
      That was a wonderful flick from Sturridge to set up Mane, but every Liverpool player played such an important role in the move to make it possible. That was excellent passing from the home side!
    • 31'
      GOAL! What a wonderful team goal from Liverpool! Henderson lifts a lovely pass over the top of the Leicester back line and into the path of Sturridge, who meets the ball in front of Simpson. He charges into the right-hand side of the box before sending a lovely flick over to Mane, who then fires a c
    • 33'
      There's a brief break in play as Simpson receives medical attention on the pitch. He looks to have picked up a nasty looking hamstring injury, and his day could already be over if the injury is as bad as it looks.
    • 34'
      SI Luis Hernández SO J. Milner
    • 34'
      Simpson will play no further part in the game, and he limps off the pitch to be replaced by Hernandez.
    • 35'
      Mahrez cuts inside from the right wing and then fires a low cross into the middle of the Liverpool penalty area, but it rolls behind Vardy before bouncing out of play for a corner. The Algerian immediately appeals for a corner, but the referee doesn't agree and instead signals for a goal-kick.
    • 37'
      A determined Leicester attacking move breaks down, allowing Liverpool to fly forward on an incredibly quick counter-attack down the right flank. Clyne and Sturridge link up well before the latter tees up Wijnaldum on the edge of the box, but the Dutchman's first-time, curling shot from 20 yards out
    • 38'
      G J. Vardy Assist J. Milner
    • 38'
      GOAL! What a terrible mistake by Lucas! Liverpool try to play out from the break but Lucas is put under pressure by Okazaki. He then sends a horrible toe-poked pass across the face of goal and into the path of Vardy, who is then able to fire in one of the easiest goals of his career from five yards
    • 40'
      Liverpool look nervy at the back, where Lucas' mistake seems to be playing havoc with each and every one of the hosts' defenders. Another poor pass, this time from Mignolet, causes problems for the home side, but they're just about able to hold on and work the ball out of play for a throw-in.
    • 41'
      Huth hits the crossbar! The throw-in is flung into the heart of the penalty area, where it finds the big centre-back. Mignolet charges out but fails to deal with the danger, allowing the defender to rise high and send a looping header over the goalkeeper and on to the top of the crossbar.
    • 42'
      Leicester push back once again before winning themselves another throw-in in a dangerous position. Hernandez steps up and sends the ball floating into the box, where Milner does well to meet it but gives Mignolet a bit of a scare with a mistimed header that the goalkeeper does well to stop from find
    • 43'
      Reckless goalkeeping by Schmeichel! Liverpool try to hit Leicester on a quick counter-attack with a thumping pass up the pitch and towards Sturridge. The striker darts towards the edge of the penalty area and tries to control the ball under pressure, but he can only send it towards Schmeichel, who s
    • 44'
      Henderson clips Albrighton as Leicester push forward once again, resulting in the referee showing him a yellow card before awarding the visitors a free-kick in an advantageous position. A looping cross into the penalty area is just about dealt with by the home side before bouncing out to Hernandez,
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be two minutes of added time.
    • 46'
      SI A. Musa SO J. Milner
    • 46'
      Leicester have decided to make one substitution during the half-time break, with Musa coming on to replace Okazaki.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 48'
      A Liverpool attacking move breaks down over on the left wing, allowing Leicester to break forward on a quick counter-attack. A lofted pass is thumped forward and finds Vardy on the edge of the box, but Lucas is there to dispossess the striker before winning his side a throw-in.
    • 49'
      Leicester quickly win the ball back before it's moved over to Musa just outside of the penalty area. The substitute takes a quick touch before unleashing a low shot, but it deflects wide of the goal and out for a corner.
    • 50'
      The set-piece is curled into the heart of the penalty area and is just about dealt with by Mignolet, but the goalkeeper is clattered into by Huth as soon as he makes contact with the ball, leaving him with a bloody nose and in need of medical treatment.
    • 51'
      The game gets underway once again and Liverpool immediately try to play out from the back. Mignolet, who looks a bit shaken, is quickly put under pressure by Musa, but the goalkeeper is just about able to clear the danger before the Nigerian can steal the ball from under his nose.
    • 52'
      Clyne charges down the right wing on an excellent run as he heads towards the byline. The full-back then swings a dangerous cross into the middle of the penalty area, where it finds Sturridge, but the striker is unable to guide his headed effort towards goal and ends up sending it over his head and
    • 54'
      Liverpool move the ball around nicely deep inside the Leicester half of the pitch before Fuchs is forced into thumping the ball out of play after initially doing well to dispossess Sturridge. The throw-in is taken quickly but the hosts are immediately put under pressure, forcing them into working th
    • 55'
      Another fantastic save by Schemichel! Sturridge breaks through the disjointed Leicester back line and penetrates the penalty area before going one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but he pokes his shot straight into the chest of the Dane and is unable to re-establish his side's two-goal lead.
    • 56'
      G A. Lallana Assist J. Milner
    • 56'
      It initially looked as if Wijnaldum had made the wrong choice, as there was a player available in acres of space over on the left-hand side of the penalty area, but Lallana left Schmeichel with no choice with his thumping strike.
    • 56'
      GOAL! It's 3-1 to Liverpool! The home side work the ball around well on the edge of the Leicester penalty area before Wijnaldum picks up the ball in front of goal. He spins quickly and picks out Lallana, who then rifles a wonderful bullet of a shot that flies past the outstretched liimbs of Schmeich
    • 58'
      Leicester are really struggling at the moment and have been pushed deep into their own half of the pitch. As was the case at the start of the game, Liverpool are thoroughly enjoying themselves whenever they push forward and are making life incredibly tough for the visitors, who are in danger of goin
    • 60'
      Chance for Vardy! The striker flies into the Liverpool penalty area before trying to slot a low shot past Mignolet and into the bottom left-hand corner of the net, but the Belgian gets down low quickly to stop him from scoring his second goal of the game.
    • 62'
      Lallana is pushed to the ground midway inside the Leicester half of the pitch and the hosts are quickly awarded a free-kick in a dangerous position. The set-piece is flung into the heart of the box, where it finds Sturridge, but the striker is unable to make decent contact with the ball and sends it
    • 64'
      Liverpool embark on a series of passes in the middle of the pitch as they patiently work the ball around in the middle of the pitch. They send it from one flank to the other as they hold on to possession for a long period of time, but a poor pass eventually brings the move to an end and sends the ba
    • 65'
      SI L. Ulloa SO J. Milner
    • 65'
      Leicester have made their final change of the game, and it's an attacking one, with Albrighton making way for Ulloa.
    • 67'
      Vardy breaks into the Liverpool once again and battles hard with Matip at the near post, but the centre-back comes out on top and does wonderfully well to out-muscle the Leicester striker before earning his side a free-kick near to the byline.
    • 69'
      Ulloa charges into the left-hand side of the Liverpool penalty area and heads towards the byline on a marauding run. The big striker then tries to cut the ball back to Vardy in the middle of the box, but Henderson is there to cut out the danger before it can find the forward in front of goal.
    • 71'
      Wijnaldum goes close! Firmino picks up the ball in a huge amount of space in the middle of the pitch and spins quickly before playing a great through-ball into the path of the Dutchman. The breaks through the disjointed back line and heads towards the edge of the penalty area, but Schmeichel rushes
    • 72'
      Leicester win themselves a throw-in deep down the left wing, and Fuchs sends it flying towards the near post. It's just about dealt with by Mane before the ball eventually finds its way over to Vardy on the opposite flank, but both of the striker's attempted crosses fail to find their way into the b
    • 73'
      Not too far away from Huth! Leicester come back again quickly and send a looping, curling cross into the middle of the penalty area, where it finds Huth. The big defender rises high and sends a downward header over towards the far post, but his effort ends up bouncing just wide of its intended targe
    • 74'
      Sturridge breaks towards the edge of the Leicester penalty area before poking a deft through-ball towards Firmino at the near post, but the Brazilian is slightly offside and the lineman's flag is raised as soon as he makes contact with the ball.
    • 75'
      Three chances for Leicester! Mahrez cuts inside from the right wing and unleashes a curling strike that is deflected out for a corner over on the left wing. The set-piece flies over everyone and into the feet of Drinkwater, who then sees his first-time shot deflected out for another corner. This tim
    • 76'
      SI Philippe Coutinho SO J. Milner
    • 76'
      SI K. Stewart SO J. Milner
    • 76'
      And the second is Stewart, who takes the place of Wijnaldum.
    • 76'
      Liverpool have decided to make a double substitution. The first player to come on is Coutinho, who replaces Sturridge.
    • 78'
      Musa gets down the left wing well before curling a great cross right on to the head of Vardy, but, despite doing well to beat his marker, the striker is unable to trouble Mignolet and instead sends his effort into the hands of the Liverpool goalkeeper.
    • 80'
      And now Henderson goes close! Lallana and Firmino link up wonderfully well on the left-hand side of the Leicester box before the Brazilian cuts the ball back to Henderson, who is in a pocket of space on the edge of the penalty area, but the captain puts far too much power behind his shot and ends up
    • 82'
      The ball bounces around the Liverpool penalty area as Leicester desperately try to find a way back into the game. They fling two dangerous crosses into the middle of the box that causes plenty of problems for the home side, but a promising attack is eventually brought to an end by Huth, who raises h
    • 84'
      There's a brief break in play once again as Albrighton receives medical attention, this time for a cut on the eye. The goalkeeper has been in the wars today and certainly has the scars to prove it!
    • 85'
      The game gets underway once again and Leicester continue trying to push forward in search of a way back into the game. Musa picks up the ball over on the left wing before swinging a cross into the penalty area, but it fails to find Vardy and is cut out by Matip on the edge of the box.
    • 87'
      Great stop by Schmeichel! Firmino and Mane link up beautifully on the edge of the penalty area before the Senegalese forward darts towards goal, but just as he shoots he's closed down brilliantly by Schmeichel, who pushes his strike away from goal with a smart save.
    • 89'
      G Roberto Firmino Assist J. Milner
    • 89'
      That was an excellent counter-attack from Liverpool, and Mane deserves a lot of credit for selflessly teeing up Firmino when he could have gone for goal himself. Questions have to be asked of Schmeichel, however, as the goalkeeper flew off his line far too quickly when he really should have stayed b
    • 89'
      GOAL! It's 4-1 and Liverpool have wrapped up an emphatic victory! Leicester win themselves a corner on the right wing, but it fails to result in a chance on goal and the home side break away on a swift counter. Henderson releases Mane with an excellent pass forward, and the Senegalese forward then s
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be five minutes of added time.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Attacker
    brazil
    Roberto Firmino
    9

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    germany
    Jürgen Klopp
    northern ireland
    Brendan Rodgers

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 4 8
    Yellow Cards 1 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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