Liverpool collected their fourth consecutive Premier League victory after beating Leicester City on Friday. The Reds managed to win the match despite none of their players actually scoring a goal on the night. Leicester defender Wout Faes incredibly netted two own goals in the match.
The visitors started well at Anfield though. Midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall put Leicester ahead inside four minutes of the match. Patson Daka played a neat pass to the rushing Dewsbury-Hall, who then ran through Liverpool’s defense like a hot knife through butter. Allowing an early goal has been an issue for manager Jurgen Klopp’s club.
Liverpool back in the game with some luck
However, the Reds were able to get a goal back about a half an hour later. Trent Alexander-Arnold played a decent cross inside the visitor’s box and the aforementioned Faes awkwardly put the ball into his own net. The center back attempted to clear the pass away from danger, but it sliced up and over his goalkeeper.
As if one massive mistake wasn’t enough, Faes bizarrely scored another goal into his own net just seven minutes later. Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez hit the post with a huge scoring opportunity, but the ball bounced off of the Belgian defender and into the net.
Faes was undoubtedly the most productive player on the pitch for Liverpool, despite playing for the opposite team. Home fans had some fun with the defender following the two blunders. The Anfield crowd regularly shouted ‘shoot!’ whenever Faes touched the ball in the second half.
Both teams had more solid scoring chances in the second half, but all the goals would come in the opening period. Liverpool racked up an impressive 15 key passes in the match yet could not convert any chances of their own.
Nunez struggled to score despite huge opportunities
Darwin Nunez has received criticism in recent weeks due to missing major opportunities. Friday would be no different. The Uruguayan took seven total shots on the night and squandered some huge chances. Nevertheless, Liverpool fans will ultimately only care about the three points.
After struggling early in the season, the Reds now find themselves just one point behind fifth-placed Manchester United. Leicester, on the other hand, sit 13th in the standings while playing an extra match compared to other teams around them.
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