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WATCH: Defensive nightmare! Leicester cut through Liverpool to open scoring in Premier League clash

3:27 PM EST 12/30/22
Dewsbury Hall Leicester 2022-23
Leicester opened the scoring at Anfield in somewhat simple fashion, as Liverpool allowed Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall a clear run through on goal.
  • Dewsbury-Hall opened scoring for Leicester
  • Liverpool defence at fault for goal
  • Foxes eventually lost match 2-1

WHAT HAPPENED? The move started from a long ball from Foxes goalkeeper Danny Ward, which Patson Daka eventually flicked on to Dewsbury-Hall who was able to run through to finish cooly past Alisson. All the focus will be on the Liverpool defending, though, with Virgil Van Dijk initially second best against Daka. Jordan Henderson was then caught napping as Dewsbury-Hall approached, with Andy Robertson mistakenly attempting to play offside which afforded the Leicester midfielder all the space in the world.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Leicester's opener was the worst possible start for Liverpool, as they attempt to keep chase with Tottenham and Manchester United in the battle for top four. New signing Cody Gakpo was in attendance at Anfield, and he will have been unimpressed by his new club's initial start to proceedings on Friday evening, before they ended up turning things around later in the first half.

WHAT NEXT FOR LIVERPOOL? Despite going a goal down, a Wout Faes brace of own goals secured Jurgen Klopp's side a crucial 2-1 victory, with the Reds' next match coming against Brentford on January 2, which may come too soon for Gakpo's introduction.