MATCH ANALYSIS: Jurgen Klopp’s Boys Still On The Pile


Their record stands at four wins from four and Liverpool remain, for now at least, at the top of the Premier League although this was a much more rigorous examination of Jurgen Klopp’s team’s title ambitions than those that have gone before it.

Most notable was a second half error from their new Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson, the £67 million man, as if he neededw reminding, who was caught messing around with the ball down on the goal-line on 62 minutes and paid for it dearly.

His acquisition was meant to have eliminated one of those last weaknesses in last season’s Champions League finalists and although he was otherwise reliable that moment will stick in the mind of Klopp.

The mistake was pounced upon by the substitute Kelechi Iheanacho who got the ball back to Rachid Ghezzal, Leicester’s £6 million signing from Monaco this summer, who scored to set up a more tense end to the game. Liverpool had almost blown the home side away in the opening stages, and Sadio Mane had struck early on, but by the time Roberto Firmino got the second before half-time, Leicester were back in it.

A strange day for the home side who looked very good at times with James Maddison causing problems for Liverpool behind Demarai Gray, the lone striker in the absence of the suspended Jamie Vardy.

Claude Puel managed to get himself booed again for substituting the English midfielder, as he had done when he brought off Marc Albrighton earlier. This is a promising Leicester team but the faith in the manager among the fans continues to waver.

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