Liverpool entertained Leicester City at Anfield earlier tonight as they looked to secure a good result at home in the third round of the EFL Cup. The Reds made a slow start to the game and conceded the opening goal in the third minute when Kasey McAteer found the back of the net. The Merseyside club failed to come up with a response and went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.
Cody Gakpo equalised for the Reds in the 48th minute with a tidy finish before Dominik Szoboszlai completed the turnaround with a powerful strike in the 70th minute. Diogo Jota killed the game off with a wonderful backheel in the 89th minute as the contest finished 3-1 in favour of Jurgen Klopp‘s men.
Let’s take a look at how each Liverpool player fared during the match against the Foxes.
GK: Caoimhin Kelleher – 6/10
Kelleher didn’t have a save to make in the game but would be disappointed after conceding so early in the game.
RB: Curtis Jones – 6.5/10
He performed his defensive duties well and made two key chances in the final third.
CB: Ibrahima Konate – 6.5/10
Konate dealt with the danger when needed and was accurate with his passing.
CB: Jarell Quansah – 7/10
He gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the field and was a good presence on the ball. Quansah has got an assist to show for his efforts.
LB: Kostas Tsimikas – 7/10
The Greek full-back was a positive influence at both ends of the pitch.
CM: Harvey Elliott – 7/10
He was a constant menace in the final third and did everything but score tonight.
CM: Wataru Endo – 7.5/10
The Japan international anchored the midfield with conviction and had a few bright moments in the Leicester half. He ended the game with an assist to his name.
CM: Ryan Gravenberch – 7/10
He created a few decent chances for his teammates in the final third and has got an assist to his name.
RW: Ben Doak – 6.5/10
His pace caused all sorts of problems for the opposition defenders. However, Doak lacked quality in front of goal.
ST: Cody Gakpo – 8.5/10
Gakpo was a constant menace inside the Leicester penalty box and scored the all-important equaliser for Liverpool in the 48th minute.
LW: Diogo Jota – 8.5/10
Jota worked his socks off on the left flank and ended up netting his team’s third goal with a great backheel finish.
CAM: Dominik Szoboszlai – 7.5/10
He made an instant impact off the bench and scored with a great strike in the 70th minute.
ST: Darwin Nunez – 7/10
Nunez didn’t give the opposition defenders a moment’s rest but failed to take any of his chances in front of goal.
RB: Stefan Bajcetic – 6.5/10
He kept things solid at the back.
LB: Luke Chambers – N/A