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Ndidi In Action, Iheanacho Missing As Liverpool Thrash Leicester To Extend Lead At The Top

Ndidi In Action, Iheanacho Missing As Liverpool Thrash Leicester To Extend Lead At The Top

Liverpool resumed Premier League duties after their FIFA Club World Cup success with a comfortable 4-0 thrashing of title rivals Leicester City, at the King Power on Thursday.

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was in action for Leicester and played 90 minutes, while his Super Eagles teammate, Kelechi Iheanacho was not in the squad for the game.

A brace from Roberto Firmino and a goal each from James Milner and Trent Alexander-Arnold, saw Liverpool stretch their lead at the top of the table to 13 points from Leicester.

Also, the win means Liverpool are yet to taste defeat in the Premier League this season after 18 games played.

Leicester had not lost a Premier League game at the King Power Stadium since April before Thursday’s game against Liverpool.

With the win, Liverpool have 52 points to Leicester’s 39.

Liverpool took the lead in the 31 minute as Firmino got on the end of Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross to head powerfully home.

In the 71 minute Milner doubled Liverpool’s lead after converting from the penalty spot following handball inside the box.

 Firmino got his second and Liverpool’s third goal on 75 minutes as he picked his spot from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross.

And just three minutes after Firmino’s goal, Alexander-Arnold made it 4-0 after he rifled in a powerful strike.

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  • abeg who get iheanacho should help me warn him not to miss this january transfer. even if vardy and maddison get injure, they will still not give him chance. look how their front weak yet the akpa people will not put him.

    • Walking 4 years ago

      He was not even on the bench list… Just
      wondering why he was completely left out of the match ..

      To me, leceister didn’t hope for a draw talkess of a win…

    • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

      Hehehehehe….when I told some people to tone down their excitements and praises to Rodgers a few weeks ago when Kele was given a run out in a few matches begining with the Everton game…they literally stopped short at telling me my mouth was smelling.

      One of them even almost told us Kele was the worst player on earth until Rodgers came in and turned him to Cristiano Messi….Rodgers this…Rodgers that…Rodgers knows kelechi is now fully back….from now on Rodgers will start kelechi in every game…bla bla bla. They even said we should mark their words.

      Just as I said then, Kele is the 4th in the pecking order of forwards for LCFC. He only benefitted from the absence of Gray during that period. If all 4 – Vardy, Perez, Gray and Kele continue to remain fit, Kele will continue to remain a carabao cup player and wouldn’t even make the 18-man squad for EPL games. The team’s bench this season has constantly be composed of Justin, Morgan, Ward, Albrighton, Gray, Barnes/Perez, Preat/Chowdry. It will only take suspensions, illnesses, injuries or bespoke tactical twitching for Kele to make the bench for EPL games not to talk of starting XI.

      If the dude likes, he should continue listening to sychophants and praise singers and stay put ds January. Why eat from crumbs remaining after the banquet when you can be the chief celebrant at d banquet..? Besiktas has shown serious interest in him for this January transfer window. If he likes he should take it. A word is and will always be enough for the wise.

  • gowetok 4 years ago

    Against mancity and liverpool Ndidi couldnt hold his own like mikel used to .what is wrong with Ndidi when facing big teams?

    • Chinenye 4 years ago

      Gowetok, Ndidi can’t kee himself. Those two opponents were at their best, simple

    • Abdul 4 years ago

      Bro, Ndidi was excellent in that match and he did all he could do like always. Maddison and Tielemans were completely off exposing Ndidi and the entire defense every seconds. They both should have been substituted earlier. Moreover, Liverpool as a team were better than Leicester in all the departments, and the latter would have no chance against such exceptional talents.

  • Asoko Emmanuel 4 years ago

    @Gowetok, I tire for you ooo,what did you expect from Indidi he was the only one in that mid field as the Liverpool team totally took over the game and there is so little the guy could do in the circumstance.

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