How Leicester defeated Liverpool, Rodgers reveals

"The diamond had to work so hard, they had a lot of players central and we had to block that off," he said.
How Leicester defeated Liverpool, Rodgers reveals

Brendan Rodgers

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Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers has revealed how his side defeated second-placed Liverpool in the Premier League clash on Tuesday night.

The Foxes edged the Reds courtesy a loan goal through substitute, Ademola Lookman in teh second half after Mohammed Salah had his penalty saved by Kasper Schmeichel in the first half.

The defeat left Liverpool six points behind league leaders Manchester City who could extend the lead to nine point when they face Brentford on Wednesday.

Reacting after their final game of the year 2021, Rodger had words of praise for his players who avenged their FA Cup quarter-final loss to Liverpool last Wednesday before Sunday's 6-3 EPL defeat to City.

“Given the context of the game on the back of Sunday, the players put in a heroic performance really,” the Leicester boss was quoted by Liverpool Echo.

“You think of the recovery time and playing against City and then a team that is one of the most physical in the league with power and athleticism, but the players were amazing and we coped with it.

“We played with a diamond for the first hour, knowing that we couldn’t do that all game against a team the works the sides so well.

“Then we went to 4-3-3 and had to be resilient and tough and defend for our lives at times and show some great moments of football none more so than the goal. I’m really pleased for the players.”

Rodgers added: “I thought we had to go back to the basics. We went back to an old-school structure, defenders go and defend, get guys on the post, and people in the space, someone on the edge and lets defended properly.

“We did that. Given the number of corners we faced, the two centre-backs were amazing.

"They collectively worked very, very well, the two centre-backs were aggressive.

“They need to have that physicality against Liverpool because all across the front line they are so physically strong.

“The diamond had to work so hard, they had a lot of players central and we had to block that off.

"You don’t keep a clean sheet against Liverpool if everybody is not working. It was an heroic effort from the players.”

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