Liverpool round off what has been a remarkable 2022 in front of their home support at Anfield against Leicester tonight. Jurgen Klopp’s side have reached the final of every cup competition they’ve played over the past 12 months, which perhaps explains their relatively slow start to the season.
Still, with many of their players rested after the World Cup, there is a real feeling of progress. Even despite an indifferent opening few results, it would be foolish to write Liverpool off in the race for the top four and another three points would put them only two behind fourth-placed Tottenham. Having signed Cody Gakpo, it’s all set-up for a big push in 2023.
Leicester, meanwhile, were roundly beaten by Newcastle on Boxing Day and represent perhaps the perfect opposition for Liverpool tonight. While they do boast quality, the defensive frailty is obvious. Follow Liverpool vs Leicester LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog!
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Weird one for Leicester, who did so well for so much of the first-half.
Some success for Leicester at least
HT: Liverpool 2-1 Leicester
Liverpool have not been very good. Lucky for them, Wout Faes has been worse.
GOAL! Liverpool 2-1 Leicester | Wout Faes own goal ‘44
44:00 – WOW!
Faes has put through his own net again! Nunez’s chip hits the post and it cannons off the Belgian on the way out.
Leicester almost in again!
43:00 – Vardy just offside after spinning van Dijk.
A warning for Liverpool.
GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Leicester | Wout Faes own goal ‘37
37:00 – Faes hacks into his own net following an Alexander-Arnold own goal.
A cruel, freak own goal but Liverpool are back in the game!
Henderson and Robertson not at the races
31:00 – So sloppy from those two in particular.
Hard to trust Liverpool in this kind of form
30:00 – The home side are seeing much more of the ball but Leicester look so dangerous against that high line.
James Maddison gives his seal of approval
27:00 – Salah has the ball in the back of the net but its offiside.