Former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher believes both Leicester City and Liverpool players should be ashamed. The Foxes won 3-1 over The Reds at the King Power Stadium on Monday Night Football.
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy scored twice and Danny Drinkwater converted from a spectacular long ranger volley to win their first match after the departure of Claudio Ranieri. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp saw his team produce a lackluster display as they fell prey to the resurgent Premier League champions.
“I’ve been watching football for a very, very long time. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a game of football where two teams should come off the pitch and hang their heads in shame,” Carragher said, as reported by Sky Sports.
“Liverpool for how bad they were and Leicester for how good they were on the back of how poor they’ve been, just through effort and commitment. In some ways it may even reinforce that they haven’t done enough for Claudio Ranieri.”
Meanwhile, Carragher’s fellow pundit and Manchester United legend Gary Neville agreed with his compatriot. The former United captain stated that Leicester achieved the victory through hard work and effort. There was no change in tactics seen from the Foxes’ interim manager Craig Shakespeare.
“It’s difficult to explain. There’s no way that Craig Shakespeare, in two days, can do anything tactically with these players,” Neville explained.
“It’s all about mentality and ability and players will decide whether they want to play or whether they don’t. They’ve decided tonight they want to play.”
Jamie Vardy: ‘Lot more goals to come’
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy believes that the criticism of players played a major part in his team’s victory over Liverpool on Monday. The reigning Premier League champions managed to get out of the bottom three in their first game since Ranieri’s sack.
“There has been a lot of unfair stuff written and you’ve seen a reaction from everyone. It’s definitely got us fired up in a good way to put a reaction on the pitch,” Vardy said, as reported by BBC
“Luckily tonight it all clicked together. Hopefully there will be a lot more goals to come,”
The 30-year-old previously dismissed claims of being involved in the Italian manager’s sacking. Vardy’s exploits allowed Leicester to register their first win since the start of 2017.
The Foxes next host Hull City in Premier League on March 4.
Leicester City vs Liverpool 3-1 highlights
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