Leicester City came back to shape in staggering fashion on Monday as Jamie Vardy scored twice in a 3-1 defeat of Liverpool that lifted the champions out of the relegation waters in a Premier League game at the King Power Stadium on Monday.
In their first match since chief Claudio Ranieri was sacked after five straight EPL loss in which they neglected to score a single goal, Leicester delivered the sort of lively show that conveyed them to greatness last May.
Jamie Vardy scored twice, while Danny Drinkwater scored a belter to help them to the win, while Phillippe Coutinho scored what ended up being just a relief at last for Liverpool.
Vardy, at last, breaks his locked goal jinx with a well-taken goal in the 28th minute before Danny Drinkwater scored an absolute thunderous volley to send Leicester into the sheds 2-0 up.
The Foxes came out in the second half of the game hoping to make a big deal and proceed where they left off, when Christian Fuchs showed a splendid method to cross the ball into Liverpool territory, and Vardy was close by to head in his second goal of the night and Leicester’s third on the night.
After eight minutes, Liverpool scored through Philippe Coutinho to make the last 22 minutes intriguing. However, a turnaround never looked too likely with the guests’ main strike weapons Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane all playing less for the majority of the night
“We’ve come under a lot of unfair stick with stuff in the press and online,” claimed Vardy. “What we saw was the lads showing a reaction.”
“I couldn’t put my finger on it,” he mused. “We’ve been working hard with everything we’ve been asked to do but it didn’t happen.”
“If we play our best game and we lose you have to accept that. But this was not enough. Not even close to being enough.
“We have to work. From the first second, this was not enough. There’s no reason for this. You can always find excuses and I’m not ready to look for one.”