PLAYER REVIEWS: Harvey Barnes impresses for the Foxes with Gareth Southgate in the stands

Leicester scored three goals in seven action-packed second half minutes to secure a 3-1 win against Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.

Mo Salah put the Reds ahead, but late goals from England’s trio James Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes turned the result in the Foxes’ favor.

England boss Gareth Southgate sat in the stands and will be hugely impressed by Brendan Rodgers’ attacks after a win that places them second.

Leicester midfielder Harvey Barnes was excellent all around, scoring the crucial third goal

Leicester midfielder Harvey Barnes was excellent all around, scoring the crucial third goal

Leicester midfielder Harvey Barnes was excellent all around, scoring the crucial third goal

SportsmailAdam Lanigan took a look at the action and gave the ratings for the players and managers.

Leicester (4-2-3-1)

Kasper Schmeichel – 7

Made a fantastic early save as a handball goalkeeper to deny Firmino. Had no chance with Salah’s goal.

Daniel Amartey – 6

Crucial clearance close to goal to prevent Mane from scoring in the first half. Dedicated display in defense, when there is little chance of assisting the attack.

Jonny Evans – 6

He hurts himself when he trips Mane just before half time. Shrugged to use his experience to keep Liverpool at bay.

Foxe’s central half Jonny Evans injured himself while tripping Sadio Mane, but he hit on male

Caglar Soyuncu – 7

The Turkish center-back was kept busy by the always dangerous front three. Stick to his task and show the defenders on the other side what it takes.

Ricardo Pereira – 6

Replaced the injured James Justin in the Foxes side. He couldn’t produce many of those rushing forward runs as much as he would have liked.

Youri Tielemans – 5

Quiet afternoon for the Belgian. Outnumbered in midfield, he struggled to exert any influence on the game.

England boss Gareth Southgate watched the game from the stands at the King Power

Wilfred Ndidi – 8

A very solid screen that stops attacks and is in the right place for its defense. A crucial player in this up-and-coming Leicester team.

Marc Albrighton – 6

Kept tucking away along the right wing. But he spent more time following Robertson than coming forward himself.

James Maddison – 7

Found it difficult to influence the game in large parts. But his tying free kick helped shift the momentum in his side.

Harvey Barnes – 8

Had a tough fight with Alexander-Arnold on the wing. But he kept going, grew in the game and took the third goal with fine style.

Jamie Vardy was fantastic and England would like him to end his international retirement

Jamie Vardy – 7

Could have scored in the first half when he hit the crossbar. But he couldn’t believe his luck to get the decisive second.


Ayoze Perez (for Albrighton, 74) 3.

Hamza Choudhury (for Tielemans, 87) 3.

Nampalys Mendy (for Perez, 90) 3.

Subs (not used): Ward (Gk), Iheanacho, Under, Fuchs, Thomas, Daley-Campbell.

Booked: Evans.

Liverpool (4-3-3)

Alisson – 3

Another gruesome afternoon for the goalkeeper. His mistake for Vardy’s goal was worse than the two he gave away against Man City.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson made another high-profile clanger, giving Vardy an open goal

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 6

Unfortunate not to score with a deviated free kick and involved in many of their best attacking moves. Still, his defense remains questionable.

Jordan Henderson – 6

Filled in at the back with usual determination. There was little he could do when his teammates collapsed around him.

Ozan Kabak – 4

Debut for 20-year-old Turk signed on deadline day. Everything went well until that sad last 15 minutes.

The Reds goalkeeper collided with debutant defender Ozan Kabak to give Vardy an open goal

Andy Robertson – 6

A typical energetic display of the left back as he was up and down all afternoon. Wasted a good position in the box when he came over.

Curtis Jones – 5

Started clear, but a booking for a foul on Barnes – albeit a harsh one – saw him disappear from proceedings for much of what followed.

Georginio Wijnaldum – 6

Forced into a more disciplined role in the grassroots midfield. But he performed his duties with typical willingness and discipline.

James Milner – 5

Brought back to the side to add industry and steel in the midfield. But his afternoon was barely 15 minutes before he had to limp.

Mohamed Salah – 7

Excellent finish for the opening goal. Despite Liverpool’s recent troubles, he carries as many goals as ever.

Mohamed Salah (center) and Roberto Firmino (left) combined beautifully for the opening goal

Roberto Firmino – 6

Should have scored in the first half, but for Schmeichel’s save, but he underscored his worth to the side with a great little tap to set up Salah.

Sadio Mane – 6

Carried a lot of threat with the ball, but defenders were quick to surround him. Not quite the same player as last season.


Thiago Alcantara – (for Milner, 17) 3.

Good luck not giving away a penalty for his lazy trip on Barnes, but was still penalized with Maddison’s free kick.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (for Jones, 75) 3.

Xherdan Shaqiri (for Wijnaldum, 87) 3.

Subs (not used): Adrian (Gk), Tsimikas, R Williams, N Williams, Phillips, Clarkson.

Booked: Jones, Kabak.

Referee: Anthony Taylor 6.

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