Liverpool was a bit scared on the road to Leicester this Saturday afternoon. Alison guilty of a huge mistake, ultimately inconsequential since the Reds have won (1-2) with goals from Sadio Mane (10th) and Roberto Firmino (45th). The players of Jürgen Klopp temporarily retain the lead of the Premier League pending the results of its competitors ( Tottenham , Chelsea , Watford) before the international truce. Leicester is seventh.
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Four games, four wins, Liverpool makes a full box to start his season. And yet, everything is not perfect among the Reds, which is not very reassuring for the other Premier League teams. This Saturday, the last finalist in the Champions League showed two distinct faces. The first, the one we know and that is his strength: a team full of fire and almost lethal on the slightest offensive. Proof of this is the opening of the Mané score (0-1, 10th) which followed a double occasion of Firmino and Salah (4th). The second is less usual since the club Mersey was jostled in surprising proportions in the second half.
Terrible error by Alisson
However, the Reds thought they had done the hardest with the second goal of the season Firmino, who intervened at the best moments just before the break (0-2, 45th). The conclusion of a first act generally mastered even if Leicester had managed to be dangerous in bits. Without Jamie Vardy , suspended, the men of Claude Puel dominated the debates during the second period by printing an intensity of all the moments in the duels. The Foxes cherished the hope of snatching a draw by taking advantage of a huge blunder by Alisson, who was slow to revive. For his first tenure, Rachid Ghezzal reduced the score (1-2, 63) and ended the unbeaten Brazilian goalkeeper who had lasted since the beginning of the season.
The Liverpool defense has then folded without breaking, which tends to show that settings are still to be found for Klopp despite a perfect start on the accounting. The German coach has fifteen days ahead of him with the international break. The schedule that awaits his team will allow it to tackle seriously since in the space of three days, it is a shock against Tottenham (September 15) followed by another European against PSG (September 18) who is on the program.