PLAYER RATINGS: Harvey Barnes impresses for the Foxes

PLAYER RATINGS: Harvey Barnes impresses for the Foxes with Gareth Southgate in the stands as Reds No 1 Alisson has another day to forget

  • Leicester scored three in seven minutes in a 3-1 comeback win against Liverpool 
  • Harvey Barnes, James Maddison and Jamie Vardy were impressive for the Foxes 
  • England boss Gareth Southgate was in the stands watching Saturday’s match 

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

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

England boss Gareth Southgate was in the stands and will have been extremely impressed by Brendan Rodgers’ charges after a win which puts them second. 

Leicester midfielder Harvey Barnes was excellent throughout and scored the crucial third goal

Sportsmail‘s Adam Lanigan cast his eye over the action and provided the ratings for the players and managers.

Leicester (4-2-3-1)

Kasper Schmeichel – 7

Made one fabulous early save like a handball goalkeeper to deny Firmino. Had no chance with Salah’s goal.

Daniel Amartey – 6

Crucial clearance near to goal to prevent Mane from scoring in first half. Committed display in defence, if little chance to help the attack.

Jonny Evans – 6

Hurt himself when tripping Mane just before half-time. Shrugged that off to use his experience to keep Liverpool at bay.

Foxes centre-half Jonny Evans hurt himself tripping Sadio Mane but soldiered on manfully

Caglar Soyuncu – 7

Turkish centre-half was kept busy by the ever-dangerous front three. Stuck to his task and showed the defenders at the other end what is required.

Ricardo Pereira – 6

Replaced the injured James Justin in the Foxes side. Could not produce many of those barnstorming 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 was watching the match from the stands at the King Power

Wilfred Ndidi – 8

A very solid display breaking up attacks and being in the right place in front of his defence. A crucial player in this rising Leicester team.

Marc Albrighton – 6

Kept plugging away down the right wing. But he spent more time following Robertson back than getting forward himself.

James Maddison – 7

Found it hard to influence the game for large parts. But his equalising free-kick helped to shift the momentum in his side’s favour.

Harvey Barnes – 8

Had a tough battle with Alexander-Arnold down the wing. But he kept going, grew into the game and took the clinching third goal with fine style.

Jamie Vardy was superb and England may be keen for him to end his international retirement

Jamie Vardy – 7

Could have scored in the first half when he hit the bar. But he could not believe his luck to be gifted 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 horrendous afternoon for the goalkeeper. His mistake for Vardy’s goal was even worse than the two he gave away against Man City.

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

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 6

Unlucky not to score with a deflected free-kick and involved in a lot of their best attacking moves. Yet still question marks over his defending.

Jordan Henderson – 6

Filled in again at the back with customary determination. Little he could do as his team-mates collapsed around him.

Ozan Kabak – 4

Debut for the 20-year-old Turk signed on deadline day. Everything was going OK until those woeful last 15 minutes.

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

Andy Robertson – 6

A typically energetic display from the left-back as he was up and down all afternoon. Wasted one good position in the box when he blasted over.

Curtis Jones – 5

Started brightly 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 base of midfield. But he carried out his duties with typical willingness and discipline.

James Milner – 5

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

Mohamed Salah – 7

Exquisite finish for the opening goal. Despite Liverpool’s recent troubles, he carries as much goal threat as ever.

Mohamed Salah (centre) 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, yet he underlined his value to the side with a superb little flick to set up Salah.

Sadio Mane – 6

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


Thiago Alcantara – (for Milner, 17) 3.

Very lucky not to give away a penalty for his lazy trip on Barnes, but was punished anyway by 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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