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Leicester City 1-3 Liverpool

By Neil JohnstonBBC Sport
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring against Leicester
Liverpool have won two straight league games for only the second time this season
  • Liverpool up to eighth after back-to-back league wins
  • Bottom club Leicester two points from safety
  • Leicester finish with 10 men after Morgan sent off

Steven Gerrard scored on his return to the Liverpool starting line-up as they came from behind to beat Leicester.

The Premier League's bottom club led when Leonardo Ulloa's shot hit a post and ricocheted into the net off the head of keeper Simon Mignolet.

But Adam Lallana scored on the half-volley, before Gerrard hit home from a poor Wes Morgan clearance.

Rest gave Gerrard energy - Rodgers

Morgan was then sent off for a foul on Lambert before Jordan Henderson sealed a deserved Reds win.

Former Nottingham Forest defender Morgan can have few complaints after wrestling the Liverpool striker to the floor soon after gifting Gerrard his goal.

The Liverpool skipper, who is mulling over a new contract offer, had been left out of the starting line-up for Saturday's 1-0 home win over Stoke, raising speculation about his Anfield future.

But the 34-year-old looked refreshed and reinvigorated as he led his team to their first league away win since 19 October.

Liverpool side move up to eighth in the Premier League table, while Leicester remain bottom, two points from safety and without a win in nine top-flight games.

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It started well for the Foxes thanks to Reds keeper Mignolet.

The Belgian's form has been a talking point during Liverpool's disjointed start to the season and he did little to silence his critics at a sell-out King Power Stadium.

The 26-year-old was fortunate to escape after a casual clearance landed at the feet of Esteban Cambiasso. Luckily for him, the Argentina midfielder fired wastefully wide 25 yards in front of an open net.

Yet Liverpool were behind two minutes later, Ulloa's shot from a tight angle hitting the post before deflecting in off the back of Mignolet's head after Jamie Vardy's initial shot had been cleared off the line by Martin Skrtel.

Leicester v Liverpool
Leicester are the 33rd different team that Steven Gerrard has scored against in the Premier League

Fortunately for the Reds, Leicester's defence was equally as bad.

The visitors were level as Lallana dispatched a left-foot half-volley low past Kasper Schmeichel's left after Morgan, under pressure from Lambert, had inadvertently headed the ball into the former Southampton's player's path.

There was little to choose between the sides before Gerrard fired home after Morgan's poor clearance from Raheem Sterling's cross gifted the midfielder his first goal since 27 September.

Leicester need positive results - Pearson

Morgan was then shown a straight red card for wrestling Lambert to the floor.

Leicester went close to equalising when Cambiasso's goal-bound shot hit team-mate Vardy, before Gerrard had a penalty appeal turned down following a challenge from Schmeichel after being put clean through.

But Schmeichel's error sealed the points, Gerrard again at the heart of it all.

The former England international's low cross was deflected by the goalkeeper, Sterling latching onto the rebound and brilliantly back-heeling the ball into the path of Henderson to slot into an open goal.

Leicester v Liverpool
Leicester have not won a league game since 21 September
Leicester v Liverpool
Liverpool scored three times or more in a Premier League game for only the third time this season. Last season they managed it 21 times
Leicester defender Wes Morgan is sent off against Liverpool
Wes Morgan is the first Leicester player to be sent off in the Premier League since James Scowcroft in February 2004
Leicester v Liverpool
Jordan Henderson scored his first away league goal since December 2013 against Tottenham



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 2de Laet
  • 27Wasilewski
  • 5MorganBooked at 63mins
  • 3KoncheskySubstituted forAlbrightonat 80'minutes
  • 26Mahrez
  • 8James
  • 19Cambiasso
  • 15SchluppBooked at 75mins
  • 23Ulloa
  • 9Vardy


  • 4Drinkwater
  • 10King
  • 11Albrighton
  • 12Hamer
  • 18Moore
  • 24Knockaert
  • 39Wood


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 22Mignolet
  • 19ManquilloSubstituted forMorenoat 45'minutes
  • 37Skrtel
  • 4K Touré
  • 2Johnson
  • 14Henderson
  • 21Leiva
  • 20LallanaBooked at 38minsSubstituted forAllenat 70'minutes
  • 8GerrardBooked at 65mins
  • 31SterlingSubstituted forLovrenat 90+5'minutes
  • 9Lambert


  • 1Jones
  • 6Lovren
  • 10Coutinho
  • 18Moreno
  • 23Can
  • 24Allen
  • 50Markovic
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Match Stats

Home TeamLeicesterAway TeamLiverpool
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leicester City 1, Liverpool 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leicester City 1, Liverpool 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marc Albrighton with a cross.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Liverpool. Dejan Lovren replaces Raheem Sterling.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Ritchie de Laet.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Gerrard.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Lucas Leiva.

  8. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  9. Post update

    Delay in match Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matthew James (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Esteban Cambiasso.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Esteban Cambiasso.

  12. Post update

    Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City).

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Leicester City 1, Liverpool 3. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Raheem Sterling.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Henderson with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Kasper Schmeichel.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Leicester City. Marc Albrighton replaces Paul Konchesky.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Martin Skrtel.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

As It Stood

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4Man Utd147432416825
5West Ham147342317624
12Aston Villa14446818-1016
15Crystal Palace143471823-513
16West Brom143471420-613
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