S Okazaki (45+3),J Vardy (69)
M Salah (15),P Coutinho (23),J Henderson (68)
Leicester vs Liverpool
5:30pm Saturday 23rd September
The King Power Stadium
WATCH: LEICESTER 2-3 LIVERPOOL
LEICESTER 2-3 LIVERPOOL
FT: Cracking game as Liverpool were made to sweat to hold on. This win breaks a run of four games without a winbut they were indebted to Simon Mignolet, who saved a Jamie
Vardy penalty with 20 minutes remaining. Philippe Coutinho scored a stunner in the first-half and looks back to his best. You can see how much this wins means to Klopp - he looks fired up at full-time celebrating with his fans and players. Stay tuned for highlights.
90+5: FREE-KICK! Last chance here. Oxlade-Chamberlain fouls Gray about 30 yards out down the right. Gray to whip this one in....
Gomez heads clear! There's the whistle.
90+4: Liverpool seeing this one out very shrewdly at the moment. Leicester can't get the ball!
90+2: Liverpool enjoy a spell of possession and take the sting out of the game. Vardy shows his frustration by charging in late on Moreno. Yellow card.
90: FIVE MINUTES ADDED ON!
88: Leicester win a throw deep in attacking territory. Chilwell launches a long-throw into the mixer...Maguire wins the flick on and it drops to Gray about 15 yards out...but the referee blows for a foul. Liverpool can clear.
86: Milner slides in to make a challenge. He stays down, holding his ankle. He'll need to carry on as Liverpool have made all their subs. He's soldiering on.
84: SHOT! Liverpool certainly not shutting up shop. They want the fourth. Wijnaldum drives forward and moves the ball onto his right. He tries his luck from 20 yards but it fizzes wide of the far post.
LEICESTER 2-3 LIVERPOOL
80: CLOSE! Salah makes good yards down the right and dribbles into the box. His cross is fizzed into the middle, looking for Sturridge but Schmeichel dives at full-stretch to push it clear.
77: SUB! Coutinho - who has looked back to his best - is replaced by Oxlade-Chamberlain.
74: PENALTY APPEAL...NOT GIVEN!! Still Leicester knock on the door. Gray dribbles down the right wing and chips a ball into the middle. Can makes a block. The ball hits his arm, which is at an awkward angle....the home fans wants ANOTHER penalty but Antony Taylor says no. Looked a good shout.
Gripping stuff at the King Power with Liverpool odds-on at 1/6 with Sky Bet. Leicester should be level and a draw is 5/1 with the hosts 40/1 to grab all three points.Daniel Sturridge has been PRICE BOOSTED to 9/1 from 8/1 to score the 6th goal of the game. Get all the in-play odds here.
72: MIGNOLET SAVES VARDY'S PENALTY!!! A quite breathless five minutes culminates in Mignolet denying the Leicester striker. He stays down the middle and Vardy smashes it straight at him. Obviously done his research the Liverpool goalkeeper. Great stop.
70: PENALTY TO LEICESTER!! UNBELIEVABLE! VARDY FOULED BY MIGNOLET!! Vardy chases another lost cause and Mignolet comes flying out of his goal. There's a coming together and the striker looks at the ref. Anthony Taylor points to the spot. Mignolet is booked.
GOAL!! LEICESTER 2-3 LIVERPOOL (Vardy, 68)
Leicester hit back immediately. Jamie Vardy loves playing Liverpool. This is all about Gray. He smacks a wonderful attempt from a tight angle that Mignolet claws to safety...but only to Vardy, who heads home from close range. Two goals in 90 seconds.
GOAL!! LEICESTER 1-3 LIVERPOOL (Henderson, 67)
The skipper delivers! Vardy nearly sneaks in down the channel at one end, but Matip crowds him out. From there, Liverpool hit on the counter. It's a four on three and Sturridge makes the right pass. Henderson sets himself and rolls home. Big goal for the visitors.
LEICESTER 1-2 LIVERPOOL
64: Leicester are going more direct where possible now. They win a free-kick about 40 yards out and send the big boys up. Morgan wins the second ball inside the area but is penalised for a foul.
65: SUB! Sturridge replaces Firmino.
61: SUB! Mahrez, who has been quiet, is replaced by Gray.
59: Liverpool take the sting out of the game with a good spell of possession. Salah tries to wriggle free in the area but his pass for Firmino is cut out by Morgan. Leicester look to be readying a change.....
56: CHANCE!! Liverpool win a corner. Coutinho whips in a tasty delivery and Lovren battles with Maguire. He looks to have got the better of the Leicester man but he header is well off target. Lovren is fuming with the referee as he feels he was fouled. He gets a booking for his troubles.
54: Chilwell is OK to continue. Leicester certainly on the front-foot, too. Simpson goes direct and pings a long ball in towards Okazaki. Mignolet comes off his line and makes a solid punch. Liverpool get it clear.
52: INJURY! Chilwell lands awkwardly after an aerial duel with Gomez. The Leicester physio is on and the magic sponge is applied.
50: That goal seems to have lifted Leicester, who have a spring in their step now. Henderson is crowded out in midfield. Leicester get possession back and try to build.....
47: SHOT!! Liverpool work the ball down the right. A ball finds Coutinho lurking at the back post and he takes on the first-time volley. He controls the shot well but it's straight at the goalkeeper.
45: We are back. Cliche alert - the next goal is massive. Liverpool have started brightly.....
That late goal changes things and Leicester are 16/1 to fight back and claim all three points. Liverpool are 1/5 and a draw is 5/1 while Roberto Firmino to score the fourth goal of the game has been PRICE BOOSTED to 11/2 from 9/2. Get all the in-play odds here.
back! Coutinho stole the show here with a trademark free-kick from 30 yards. It
was a stunner. That was Liverpool's second after Salah had headed them in
front. They've been clinical and deserve their lead, but have made life much harder for themselves, conceding that late Okazaki goal. All to play for in the second period.
GOAL!! LEICESTER 1-2 LIVERPOOL (Okazaki, 45+3)
What a half! Leicester are back in it as Liverpool's set-piece woes come back to haunt them. Mignolet had to be alert to push over a Vardy header but Leicester score from the resulting corner. Mignolet comes and makes a flaky punch, it hits Gomez and dribbles towards the goal-line. Okazaki is there to poke it home from a yard out. Liverpool want a foul on their goalkeeper, but nothing given. Game on.
LEICESTER 0-2 LIVERPOOL
45: Two minutes added on here.
45+2: YELLOW! Vardy chases a lost cause down the right and Matip needlessly pushes him in the back when Mignolet had it covered. Clear booking. And Leicester have a free-kick on the left-edge of the box.....
43: CHANCE!! Liverpool break. Firmino finds space inside the area down the left and strikes a right-footed effort towards the far post. Coutinho is charging in but can't quite get a touch. The ball flies two yards wide.
40: CONTROVERSY! Okazaki puts the ball in the net...but it's chalked off for offside. A free-kick is knocked down by Maguire into the path of Okazaki, who was five yards offside from the original ball but level from Maguire's touch. He hammers it home, but the linesman flag cuts short the celebrations.
Tough on Leicester - although on second viewing, the lino may have flagged for Maguire being offside, which looked a correct call.
38: It's been a turbulent few months for the Brazilian - but he's back doing what he does best. Has bossed this game.
36: SHOT! First attacking signs from Chilwell, who receives a bouncing ball from Albrighton. He thumps a half-volley from a tight angle towards goal but Mignolet gets down quickly to grab and hold on.
34: Midfield battle has been the key word in the last few minutes. Henderson and Ndidi have been fighting for the ball in midfield during a scrappy period. Leicester need to get service into Mahrez - it looks their only way back into this one.
Liverpool have eased ahead and are now just 1/16 with Sky Bet to go on and claim all three points. Liverpool to win 4-0 has been PRICE BOOSTED to 10/1 from 9/1. Get all the in-play odds here.
31: That Leicester pressure has now subsided with the visitors back bossing the ball. Firmino and Coutinho try to link up on the edge but Maguire gets a big boot in the way.
28: Once again, Leicester have responded with attacking oomph. Mahrez tries to burst his way down the right but his final ball is lacking. Vardy tries to get in behind but is flagged offside. Liverpool will surely create plenty on the break here.
GOAL!!! LEICESTER 0-2 LIVERPOOL (Coutinho, 23)
PERFECTION! That's world-class from the Brazilian.
It's almost identical to the one he scored against Arsenal last season, whipping a ball from right-to-left away from the diving goalkeeper. Splendid! We'll have the video for you shortly. You must watch.
LEICESTER 0-1 LIVERPOOL
22: FREE-KICK!! Henderson kick-starts a fantastic counter with a ball to Moreno. He darts towards goal but is taken down by Ndidi. He gets booked and this is perfect range for Coutinho - about 25 yards out, dead centre....
17: Good response by Leicester. They get up the pitch and press Liverpool deep inside their own box. King sends over a corner but Henderson heads clear.
GOAL!! LEICESTER 0-1 LIVERPOOL (Salah, 15)
He missed the easy one, but finds the net with the difficult one. Coutinho whips a deep ball towards the back post, which looks like going out of play. However, Salah believes and meets it with a reverse header - right on the by-line and manages to direct it past Schmeichel, who got his angles all wrong!
LEICESTER 0-0 LIVERPOOL
13: POST!!! Liverpool pen Leicester back. Can pings a powerful low effort towards the bottom corner which cannons back off the foot of the woodwork. It drops eights yards out to Salah, who is surely going to tap this one home....no! He somehow side-foot's it about four yards wide! Klopp's men should be ahead.
9: Liverpool enjoy a bit of pressure. Coutinho whips a ball in which is headed over his own bar by Simpson. The corners comes to nothing. Easy take for Schmeichel.
6: CHANCE!! Liverpool cut open. Okazaki releases Vardy down the left, who beat a wonky Liverpool offside trap. He bares down on Mignolet but the goalkeeper pushes his effort clear. It bounces to Mahrez about 10 yards out but he can't control the effort. Well over. Worrying signs for the visitors. That was too easy.
3: SHOT! Liverpool build through Coutinho - he finds Can down the right who has two bites at the cherry to cross. His second attempt is a cross/shot but Schmeichel holds on.
2: Shocking opening pass from Lovren, who under no pressure shanks on straight out of play when trying to look for Moreno. Nervy.
1: Here we go! Can Liverpool arrest a run of four without a win? Will Leicester back up their impressive midweek result? All will be revealed. The visitors kick-off.
TEAMS ARE OUT!
The King Power rise to their feet to feet to welcome both teams. Jamie Vardy has a cheeky look in his eye - maybe he fancies his chances against Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren, who are reunited at centre-back.
It's nearly time....
10 MINUTE WARNING
We are close to kick-off. The teams are about to make their
way into the tunnel. Here’s a reminder of the line-ups:
Leicester: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell,
Albrighton, Ndidi, King, Mahrez, Vardy, Okazaki
Liverpool: Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno,
Wijnaldum, Henderson, Can, Salah, Coutinho, Firmino
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