Liverpool: Philippe Coutinho Nets Stunning Free-Kick As Reds Beat Leicester In Five-Goal Thriller (Video)

Alan Duffy

24th, September 2017

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Philippe Countinho scored a stunning free-kick as Liverpool ran out 3-2 winners in an entertaining clash at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The Reds had been dumped out of the Carabao Cup in midweek by the Foxes, but they got off to a flying start when Mohamed Salah headed home from a Coutinho assist.

Coutinho himself them scored the goal of the game, via an outstanding free-kick, which was the Brazilian’s first of the new season for the Reds.

However, just before the break, Leicester got themselves back into the game when Shinji Okazaki scored from close-range after a corner.

The second-half was a frantic affair, with Jordan Henderson scoring on 68 minutes to put the visitors two goals ahead.

Jurgen Klopp was certainly pleased with the goal. Either that or he was fighting an army of invisible children.

However, a minute later Jamie Vardy pegged a goal back for Leicester after Simon Mignolet parried a shot from Demarai Gray.

The Foxes had a great chance to level the scores when Mignolet fouled Vardy in the Liverpool box.

However, the striker’s resulting spot-kick, blasted straight down the middle, was saved by the Reds’ keeper.

Klopp’s charges would hold on to secure a 3-2 win and get revenge for that League Cup defeat.

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Liverpool go fifth while Craig Shakespeare’s strugglers are 16th, kept out of the drop-zone by goal difference only.

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  1. Jarren says:

    Another stunner by Coutinho (albeit via a very slight deflection).

    Liverpool should get another great season out of him, but I imagine Klopp is already on the lookout for a replacement. Maybe get some unknown wonderkid in this January and get him prepared, so when Barca come back next June they’re covered.

    Seems to be the Liverpool way, recently. Sad to see that they can’t keep hold of their top players.

    Hey, it’s the way it is with South Americans. They don’t grow up wanting to play for Liverpool, United or Arsenal.

    They dream of Madrid & Barcelona. You (literally) can’t deny them that.

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