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“Leicester were brilliant against Liverpool” - Shearer

Sun 14 February 2021 | 10:16

James Maddison, Jamie Vardy, and Harvey Barnes contributed to the Foxes’ impressive 3-1 victory over Liverpool with their goals.

Alan Shearer

, Match of the Day’s pundit, has hailed

Leicester City

for showing off a significant performance in their 3-1 victory over

Jurgen Klopp

’s

Liverpool

.

Sealing the three points has seen Leicester City further secure his second-place spot on the Premier League table, with Liverpool sitting fourth, six points adrift of the Foxes.

Mo Salah

scored the opener for Liverpool helping them take the lead which was soon canceled out when

James Maddison

,

Jamie Vardy

, and

Harvey Barnes

scored three goals for Leicester in seven minutes.

While Liverpool have been dealing with an injury crisis, Leicester took advantage of that through a ‘superb’ display, according to Shearer.

Leicester were brilliant. Liverpool will rightly speak about the injuries that have been hurting them, and they have, but look at the Leicester team missing Justin, Castagne and Fofana, they’re all players who would be in that starting XI,

” he said.

So Leicester are an impressive outfit, with a superb manager. They’ve got a system of playing and I know they try to get the ball forward early into Vardy, which is a key part of their game, but I thought they were extra special in doing that.

“They spotted a weakness in the Liverpool team and their first thought all afternoon was that.

“If you’re not going to have pressure on the ball and allow passes in behind and you’re constantly going to play a high line, that’s dreamland for Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes.

Their first thought was a ball into the forwards, particularly Vardy, and he’ll have a field day.

“Barnes was so impressive in front of the watching England manager; he had a positive afternoon.

“I just thought they were deadly and showing the character they did to come from behind and turn that performance into what they did, I just thought they were superb.”


source: SportMob