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Matchday Live Talking Points: Looking Ahead & Credit To Liverpool

Former Leicester City captains Steve Walsh and Matt Elliott provided their assessments of the defeat by Liverpool following Sunday's clash at Anfield on LCFC Radio.
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- Leicester City fell to a defeat by champions Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday evening
- The Foxes currently sit fourth in the Premier League
- Steve Walsh and Matt Elliott provided their thoughts on City's first away loss of 2020/21 on LCFC Radio

A Jonny Evans own goal was followed by headers from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino on Merseyside as the Foxes fell to fourth in the Premier League table after their first away defeat in 2020/21.

Reflecting on the action at full-time, as part of LCFC Radio's free matchday coverage, Walsh and Elliott picked out some of the most prevalent talking points in their post-match discussion...

Looking ahead

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Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers has said City have to move on quickly from the reverse in their upcoming fixtures.

Steve Walsh said: “No games in the Premier League are easy. Players work so hard. In a footballer’s life, it’s totally different to how we used to work. I remember Martin O’Neill would sometimes run us after a bad defeat. You’d train even harder. There are so many ups and downs that footballers have got to deal with. It’s almost three games a week now, they’re crammed in, but the injuries are coming back now. You’ve got to get over things as quickly as you can, and your mindset has got to be on looking to the next game.”

Forcing the issue

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James Maddison
James Maddison

Leicester were limited to few opportunities on Liverpool's goal.

Matt Elliott said: “Any loss is a blow. For me, it looked like there was a recognition by the players that this is Liverpool. There wasn’t a swagger that there was against Man City or Arsenal. There was an assuredness about their play in those games, but for the majority of the game, they were looking for Liverpool to make a mistake. It doesn’t happen. Liverpool don’t make too many mistakes and Leicester maybe needed to force the issue a bit more.”

Picking the players up

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Dennis Praet
Dennis Praet

City carried a greater attacking threat in the second period.

Steve Walsh said: “It’s a bizarre season this year. You wonder whether it’s the three games a week, because it’s a difficult season. It’s all crammed in. It’s crazy and I’ve not really seen anything like it. We’ve got to accept that playing away at Liverpool is different to playing any of the teams in this league. They’re one of the finest, best teams. We’ve got to get on with things. It was an opportunity tonight, but we had players out too. We’ve not been at the top of the league for no reason. It’s up to the manager to pick the players up now.”

Credit for the Reds

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Wesley Fofana
Wesley Fofana

The Foxes had previously won all their games away from home in 2020/21.

Matt Elliott said: “Credit where it’s due to Liverpool. It’s the quality of Liverpool which forces you into that (type of performance). If we got a little too progressive and advanced, they could have exposed us. I think some people will be disappointed that Leicester didn’t make more of a contest of it, in terms of having a go at them. It’s easier said than done because you run the risk of getting torn to pieces. In three game’s time, I wouldn’t bet against seeing Leicester back at the top of the league.”

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