As he describes Leicester’s failed game plan, Dean Smith reveals what Liverpool are really good at

In the Premier League, Liverpool defeated Leicester City 3-0.

After Liverpool severely damaged Leicester City’s chances of remaining in the Premier League, Dean Smith had few complaints.

The Reds won 3-0 with ease at the King Power Stadium to record their seventh straight victory. Liverpool took full control when Curtis Jones scored twice in just three minutes, despite the first half-hour being competitive.

With just two games left, Leicester barely managed to get back into the game, placing them 19th in the standings and two points outside of the relegation zone.

Smith acknowledged that he wanted the Foxes to eliminate Trent Alexander-Arnold’s threat right away, but mistakes cost the local team.

The interim manager of Leicester stated, “Our game plan was to try to cover the middle of the pitch, stop Trent from having as much influence as he has had in recent games. Perhaps leaving [Ibrahima] Konate in possession of the ball with the goalkeeper—we did a great job of that.

“We played in front of their center backs, but I still don’t think we forced them to run back towards goal enough. We needed to make Liverpool’s center backs slightly run back towards the goal because they are a good counter-pressing team and if you play in front of them, they will come and press you.

“The first 10-15 minutes were successful for us. A goal can change a game. Even if I threw their goalkeeper 50 goals, they still couldn’t score from one of his powerful kicks that went over our back four.

“Then Wilf’s (Ndidi) tried to read a pass, and they turned and played it into Jones, who turned and scored a really good goal. Both goals were barely onside. We didn’t appear to win the VAR.

We could have given up a third goal right from the start because for some reason, our minds became clouded. Without any additional discomfort, we had to enter at halftime. ”.

In the stanza after the break, Alexander-Arnold curled in a gorgeous free kick to give Liverpool the victory. Smith was irritated, however, when referee Craig Pawson called a foul on Johnny Evans for tackling Reds captain Jordan Henderson.

As he describes Leicester's failed game plan, Dean Smith reveals what Liverpool are

Second half began similar to how the first half ended, Smith continued. fewer opportunities for Liverpool. When the substitutes came on, I thought we had a bounce, but the third goal by the referee ended that. Never was it a free kick. He places the free shot in the top corner for a very good team from 20 yards away. Now the game is essentially over.

“We got a little bit of a bounce when the substitutes came on, but the referee killed with the third goal because it was never a free-kick, unfortunately. A team with excellent players can take advantage of a free shot from 20 yards out that will land in the top corner. ”.

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