Leicester City dealt yet another injury blow as star man forced off against Liverpool


Leicester City dealt yet another injury blow as star man forced off against Liverpool

Leicester City heading for the Semi Finals

As it stands, Brendan Rodgers is set to lead his Leicester City side to a Carabao Cup semi-final, at the expense of former side Liverpool.

A much-changed Liverpool line up was blown away in the opening minutes by a tigerish Leicester City, with Jamie Vardy netting two in the opening 15 minutes.

And while Alex Oxlade Chamberlain pulled one back, James Maddison produced a stunning strike to send the Foxes into the break with a 3-1 advantage over Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Perhaps worryingly, Diogo Jota has since pulled one back for Liverpool, reducing the Liverpool deficit to just the single goal, although as it stands they will still be heading out of the competition.

Bittersweet for Leicester City?

Although they may be heading through as it stands, the victory will come at some cost to the Foxes.

Midway through the second half, influential defender Caglar Soyuncu went down holding his hamstring after blocking a shot from Roberto Firmino, prompting worry on the Leicester City bench.

And, indeed, a change had to be made, with summer signing Jannick Vestergaard coming on to replace the Turkish defender.

Foxes fans will be hoping that the injury is only an impact one, rather than a potential strain or tear, as they look to continue their march up the Premier League table.

With Wesley Fofana still out with an injury sustained in pre-season, options are thin on the ground for Rodgers.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 18 35 44
2 Liverpool FC 18 35 41
3 Chelsea FC 18 27 38
4 Arsenal FC 18 4 32
5 West Ham United 17 7 28
6 Manchester United 16 2 27
7 Tottenham Hotspur 15 -1 26
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 -1 25
9 Leicester City 16 0 22
10 Aston Villa 17 -2 22
11 Crystal Palace 17 0 20
12 Brentford FC 16 -1 20
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 16 -3 20
14 Everton FC 17 -8 19
15 Southampton FC 17 -10 17
16 Leeds United 18 -18 16
17 Watford FC 16 -10 13
18 Burnley FC 15 -7 11
19 Newcastle United 18 -23 10
20 Norwich City 17 -26 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 15
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 7
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 7
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 5
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 5
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 5



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