Despite Leicester’s second half efforts, they could not overturn the two nil deficit that was inflicted on them in the first half by the Reds.
The warning signs were evident when Mohammed Salah pounced on Schmeical’s initial save but could only fire his effort uncharacteristically wide of the post.
Liverpool’s early dominance earnt them the first goal of the game when Andy Robertson broke through and fed Sadio Mane the chance to poke past the onrushing Schmeical and the forward happily obliged in the tenth minute of the match.
Leicester’s first real sighting of goal came when Harry Maguire played an incisive pass through the midfield. Demarai Gray was played through on goal and attempted to put his effort back across Allisson Becker who was equal to it.
Living to rue this chance, Roberto Firmino was left unmarked from a corner and planted his header past Kasper Schmeical, taking full advantage just before the half time interval.
Beginning the first half with a much higher intensity, Leicester’s first chance of the half came when quick feet from Maddison allowed him a shot on goal which was suberbly blocked by a last ditch tackle from Joe Gomez.
Their next chance came when a short corner was fired towards the near post where Wes Morgan just couldn’t seem to sort his feet out, allowing Allisson to take full advantage and pounce on the loose ball.
Soon later, Kelechi Iheanacho was able to dispossess the Liverpool goalkeeper and square the ball to Ghezzal who claimed his first League goal for the club and it was one he couldn’t really miss.
Leicester were unable to find the second goal and capitalise on a sloppy Liverpool performance. However, they will take heart from the fact that they have performed well against two big sides in Manchester United and Liverpool whilst picking points up from the teams that may be considered beatable.
By Joe Hooper