Leicester City returned to wining ways at the King Power stadium by beating Liverpool 3-1. This was their first game after their manager had been sacked. Liverpool were sluggish in their game and were severely punished by a resurgent
Leicester team. This was the first win for Leicester in 2017 and it came after controversy had marked the sucking of their title winning coach Claudio Ranieri.
Jamie Vardy who had lacked his predatory skills in front of goal this season looked as hungry as ever. He scored the first goal in the 28th minute and showed what the team had been lacking ever since. Some players had been rumored to show disappointment with their former coach and this led to his sacking. Danny Drinkwater added another goal in the 39th minute and Leicester looked like their old self again. Jamie Vardy added a third in the 60th minute and the tie looked well out of Liverpool’s reach.
The Leicester fans paid their respect by lighting up the stadium in the 65th minute paying tribute to their former coach who won them the league last season. Three minutes later Coutinho pulled a goal back for Liverpool and the game seemed to be more entertaining to the fans. Liverpool started playing well after their first goal but were woeful in defending.
Leicester were ravaging in their counter attacks and pushed Liverpool to the edge. The three goals and three points lifted Leicester out of the relegation zone and back into contention of staying in the league next season.
Assistant manager Craig Shakespeare was in charge as this wonderful result came and according to BBC Sport the general view was to be given the job on a long-term basis as he proved good enough for Liverpool.
This result leaves Liverpool a point above Manchester United and a point below Arsenal both having played a game less.