There were actually four other goals in the game, but it’s fair to say there’s one goal everyone is talking about from Liverpool’s game against Leicester.
With the match at 2-0 Liverpool looked dominant at a newly revamped Anfield and Leicester were floundering. However, in the 38th minute a loose ball from Lucas Leiva conceded possession to Jamie Vardy free in the penalty area – who promptly scored.
Liverpool were terrific in the first half, but Leicester are still in it thanks to a little Lucas aid 😬— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 10, 2016
Lucas has come under scrutiny in the past, particularly when playing as a centre back as he was today, something Liverpool fans noted before the game.
Lucas up against Vardy's pace pic.twitter.com/588462fIJk— Spion Kop (@TheKopHQ) September 10, 2016
Perhaps predictably in the minds of Liverpool fans their worries appeared to be for good reason, and Lucas got some stick for his mistake.
Retweet if you're a better defender than Lucas 😂😂😂— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) September 10, 2016
When life gives you Lucas, make Perez not Leiva— Ichiban (@Fattcheeked) September 10, 2016
Liverpool fans weren’t happy.
If we don't win this I'm not forgiving Lucas— 👋 (@RTFlair) September 10, 2016
We were outstanding until that Lucas mistake. Completely changed the momentum. Still gobsmacked by that. Most ridiculous goal to concede.— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) September 10, 2016
Whatever Sakho has done wrong it cannot have been as bad as that back pass by Lucas #LFC— Dazzler (@lewi0308) September 10, 2016
Some thought Klopp wouldn’t been happy either.
Others thought Lucas deserves a break though.
To be fair to Lucas, horrible brainfart aside I thought he did very well— ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@LFCTransferNRS) September 10, 2016
Lucas committed one error but:
Passes - 1st
Accuracy - 2nd
Touches - 1st
Interceptions - 1st
Tackles - 2nd
Well done @LucasLeiva87— Red Bastion (@RedBastion) September 10, 2016
Even suggesting he had Vardy in his pocket…
A closer look reveals Lucas has got everything under control Reds!!!!! 👌🏻🔴🔴🔴 pic.twitter.com/VpCzmwzg8n— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) September 10, 2016
Despite the bizarre mishap Liverpool stormed to victory, making it 4-1 with Roberto Firmino’s second goal in the 89th minute.
The brilliant attacking display saw new signing Sadio Mane on the scoresheet and England’s Adam Lallana score with a brilliant top-corner finish.
Premier League Champions Leicester have been left with lots to ponder, particularly how much they will miss N’Golo Kante this season – after selling him to Chelsea.
Fans of the club shouldn’t be too disheartened though – after all, they’re playing in the Champion’s League next week.