James Maddison

We're Going In Right Direction, Says Maddison

James Maddison has challenged his Leicester City team-mates to harness Saturday's Anfield heartbreak to spur them on throughout the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign.
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- Leicester City were narrowly defeated 2-1 by Premier League leaders Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday
- James Maddison admits the Foxes were 'so disappointed' the nature of the loss on Merseyside
- The 22-year-old insists City can use the experience to spur them on to greater things over 2019/20

Despite Maddison equalising Sadio Mané's opener on Merseyside, James Milner scored a 95th-minute penalty to extend Liverpool's lead at the Premier League summit to eight points.

Following that 2-1 reverse, just City's second defeat of the season so far, Brendan Rodgers' men remain in fourth place ahead of the second international break of 2019/20.

Reflecting on the result, Maddison, who netted his second goal in three games on Saturday, admitted that frustration was the overriding emotion felt by his colleagues at full-time.

It looked like we were going to go on and win to be honest. We had most of the players in their half, so it’s so disappointing to come away with nothing.

James Maddison

"You come to Anfield, you have to put so much into the game," the 22-year-old said. "The lads worked so hard, the subs were tremendous, and we managed to work a really good goal.

"It looked like we were going to go on and win to be honest. We had most of the players in their half, so it’s so disappointing to come away with nothing."

Maddison was particularly disappointed by the nature of the defeat, as Mané was felled in the area deep into added time, with VAR later confirming the referee's decision.

First Team

Rodgers Positive Despite Late Defeat

Brendan Rodgers says there are a lot of positives to take following Leicester's 2-1 loss at Anfield.

Up stepped Milner to convert from 12 yards, sparking jubilant celebrations at Anfield, but the England international insists those memories can inspire Leicester over the coming months.

"I think it was soft," he added. "There was obviously contact there, but I’m not sure it’s enough to warrant a foul, but it is what it is. The referee made his decision and we can’t change it now.

"We’ll bounce back, we’re disappointed now, but we’ll look at the positives and we’ll come back after the international break.

We’re going in the right direction and we’ll take the positives after putting so much into the game.

James Maddison

"We’re Leicester and we want to be taken seriously at the top end of the table. Coming away with nothing from Anfield, normally Premier League teams accept it, because they’re the champions of Europe.

"But you go in our dressing room now, the lads’ heads are down because it’s a missed opportunity. We’re going in the right direction and we’ll take the positives after putting so much into the game."

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