Leicester 2-0 Liverpool
Sorry, reds fans.Luck wasn’t with us in our latest Premier League fixture and we couldn’t manage to claim any points from league leaders, Leicester City.
Liverpool by no means had a “weak” squad for this fixture. The starting lineup was just as good as the team that beat Leicester at Anfield.
We’re missing Coutinho, perhaps. But other than that, it’s an almost identical team to the previous one that faced our opponents earlier this season and won.
Leicester did not “dominate” the game. Liverpool had just as many chances to take as they did over both halves. Their defence however would stand strong while ours faltered a little, to concede twice.
Liverpool made their opponents wait until the second half at least before any goals were scored, but when the scoring had started Leicester claimed two goals in 11 minutes. Or rather, Jamie Vardy did. In both the 60th and 71st minutes.
This player is currently the best goalscorer in the entire Premier League. It’s certainly no shame on Liverpool that he managed to score in this fixture. It was almost inevitable, apart from the fact that he hadn’t managed to score at Anfield. We don’t need to criticise our goalkeeper or defenders for conceding our goals. We just need to accept that one of the best players at goalscoring in the entire league did what he did best and put the ball in the net for his team. Liverpool will move on from this defeat to focus on more important matters, to be honest.
I’d like to put my support behind Simon Mignolet at the moment and still praise him for his contributions in a game where he couldn’t have done anything more to stop the goals being scored. I’m proud of his achievements and want to back him as the best Liverpool goalkeeper we have right now. Thanks, Simon. We know you’ll have better games than this by the end of the season, so don’t lose faith. We still love you.
We know what we need to do in the Premier League this season and have many more games to try and achieve it… a top 4 spot, for Champions League qualification. Failing that, another season in the Europa League would be acceptable and possible from a 5th place league spot by the end of the season. The Premier League games will continue for 14 more fixtures and we’re going to try hard to achieve our biggest (realistic) goal by the time we’re done with the season.
However, while we don’t play in the Premier League and are involved in Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup fixtures we’ll be expecting more from the squad, especially in the League Cup Final we’re now a part of. To succeed in these competitions is just as important as anything you’ll expect us to do in the Premier League. The focus will shift for a while and we’ll be playing our hearts out, even after a defeat to Leicester. We don’t give up. We don’t lose heart. We walk on, with hope in our hearts and we’ll never walk alone!
I love and support Liverpool, even after a draw or defeat. I always will. That’s the Shankly way. That’s the Liverpool way. That’s my way. Our way. The only way for a Red. We’ll give our support and we’ll walk on as the season continues. You’ll Never Walk Alone, Anfield Family.
[written by] Stuart Drewery.
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red.
I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s