Second-half strikes from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani helped Leicester notch up a convincing win against Liverpool in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
Liverpool lost 2-0 at the King Power Stadium last night, against a well-organized Leicester City squad. The Reds’ Carabao Cup campaign came to an early end as second-half goals from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani pushed the home side to a convincing victory.
Substitute Okazki – who came on in place of the injured Leonardo Ulloa – was just in the right place at the right time as he picked up a loose ball inside the penalty area to propel the Foxes ahead in the 65th minute, following which Slimani settled the third round tie 13 minutes later.
Liverpool are yet to see a victory in the month of September so far. Their next Premier League game will be against Leicester City as well, and it will be tough task to get back to winning ways after a worrisome four-game rut. The Hard Tackle takes a look at some of the best tweets regarding the match.
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) September 19, 2017
Haven't seen such a one sided 0:0 for a long time. Work rate is sky high, pressing is ruthless… Finishing not so ruthless.. #LEILIV
— Chris Williams (@Chris78Williams) September 19, 2017
Liverpool fans still backing Klopp😂 We sacked Moyes & LVG & they achieved more
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) September 20, 2017
In all seriousness I wonder if Keita has a get out clause in Liverpool deal?
— Colm (@MarcusLukaku199) September 19, 2017
Moyes at Man Utd: 52.9%
Louis Van Gaal at Man Utd: 52.43%
Rodgers at Liverpool: 51.2%
Klopp at Liverpool: 50.5% pic.twitter.com/2bjvfav5rY
— Coral (@Coral) September 20, 2017
Liverpool's last 2 games:
✅ 35 shots against Burnley
✅ 20 shots against Leicester
❌ 55 attempts = 1 Goal 😳 pic.twitter.com/vhLWXen1iP
— Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) September 20, 2017
— Cat (@Ilove_horrors) September 20, 2017
When United won the #EFLCup, it was called the mickey mouse cup.
Well! Liverpool can't even make it to Disneyland.
— Clayton Williams (@wllmsclytn) September 20, 2017
Liverpool fans when they see Lovren in the starting 11…… 🤦♂️ #LFC 🔴
— Riddock • (@N8K__) September 20, 2017
Liverpool have spent £4m on centre-backs over the last four transfer windows…
— LFC Globe (@LFCGlobe) September 19, 2017
Watching Liverpool defend like pic.twitter.com/5A4iwhBLjm
— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 19, 2017
Twitter was also flooded with collective disappointment over the ineffectiveness of players like Philippe Coutinho, while Jurgen Klopp also received his fair share of criticism.
Paulinho scoring bangers with Barca and Messi while Coutinho is losing Mickey Cups to Leicester. Levels
— Julian (@ElaficionadoFC) September 19, 2017
It's ironic how Klopp is made for Liverpool. Lives off his past and is completely irrelevant now.
— 💥 (@VintageCoutinho) September 19, 2017
SACK KLOPP TONIGHT I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THE GERMAN HARAMBE
— 💥 (@VintageCoutinho) September 19, 2017
Coutinho foolishly dummies the ball in the box thinking someone would be behind him. Who does he think he plays for? Barcelona?!
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOE_UK) September 19, 2017
Only a matter of time before one of Coutinho's 62943 long shots goes in and Liverpool fans go back to thinking he's world class…
— LyleSimson (@LyleSimson) September 19, 2017
You have Coutinho in the team and you're asking why you have 3 goals from 79 shots? 😂
— Mohamed ElNneny (@ElNnenyM) September 19, 2017
Can you blame Coutinho for wanting to leave? Bang average squad with a bang average manager😊
— RF⁹ (@VivaFirmino9) September 19, 2017
Liverpool are playing like they've just bought Coutinho's in-form card on FUT and keep passing the ball to him to see what he can do.
— takin (@5overeign) September 19, 2017
However, one name dominated Twitter last night – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. He has been trolled time and again for his lack of impact on the field for Liverpool.
Sead Kolasinac has scored more goals than Oxlade Chamberlain this season.
We signed Kolasinac for free and sold Chamberlain for £40M
— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) September 19, 2017
Oxlade-Chamberlain has taken two corners and both times he did a hand gesture to suggest a routine. Neither corner cleared the first man.
— FK³ (@fkhanage) September 19, 2017
God Arsenal absolutely mugged us off with Oxlade Chamberlain
— kevin (@kevinheaton93) September 19, 2017
Watching Oxlade-Chamberlain play for Liverpool. pic.twitter.com/rh80iOrCKA
— Brian Fagan (@spiderbrian17) September 19, 2017
That awkward moment when you realise Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wasn't worth £40 let alone £40m…. pic.twitter.com/nNDR2FVY01
— Kris Carpenter (@AFCfreddie8) September 19, 2017
Oxlade-Chamberlain hasn't won a game since the opening day of the season.
— Connor Humm (@TikiTakaConnor) September 19, 2017
10 minute cameos, dropping points in the PL and then a start in the League Cup. It's just like Oxlade Chamberlain never left Arsenal.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 19, 2017
Rio Ferdinand isn't the first person to do a sport he's not used to…
For instance Oxlade-Chamberlain has been having a go at football.
— ✌️🤙 (@CySaunders24) September 18, 2017
READ THIS STAT!
Arsenal haven't lost a game since they sold Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Liverpool haven't won since signing him pic.twitter.com/W6xOGxGkcq
— SupaBet247 (@SupaBet247) September 20, 2017
Oxlade-Chamberlain: "I want to be a central midfielder."
— BigOdds (@BigOddsGB) September 19, 2017
The irony of the fact Liverpool rejected a £40,000,001m offer for Luis Suarez then went on to pay £1 less for Oxlade Chamberlain 😂😂😂
— Scötty Gööner (@clockending) September 19, 2017
Oxlade Chamberlain been dismal. Not expectin him to be Messi but come on! Couldnt even deliver a newspaper at this rate let alone a cross! 😤
— Kloppo (@klopps_reds) September 19, 2017