Christian Fuchs believes that Leicester City was unable to capitalise on their momentum in the first half after a blunder from Lucas Leiva that gifted Jamie Vardy a goal.
Liverpool beat Leicester 4-1 on Saturday in front of Anfield’s new colossal Main Stand. After Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane had put the Reds up 2-0, Lucas Leiva gave away a very cheap goal to give Leicester City a route back into the game.
The visitors were unable to make the most of a shaky finish to the first half from Liverpool as Klopp’s side came out for the second forty-five minutes with real purpose. Adam Lallana added Liverpool’s third before Sadio Mane broke through and teed up Roberto Firmino to score his second of the game.
Christian Fuchs, the Foxes left-back, feels that last season’s Premier League champions lost because of a failure to capitalise on momentum in the first half.
“I think we started the game well in the first couple of minutes,” Fuchs told LCFC TV after the game. “We had some good attacks but when you’re 2-0 down at Anfield, it’s always hard.
“We scored to make it 2-1 then I think we might have changed the game. It was a goal that we needed in the first half to come back, but unfortunately it stayed as one goal and not another one. Still we fought, but Liverpool were the better team.
“We had momentum but we couldn’t capitalise on the header from Huthy (Robert Huth). It’s tough. Liverpool look a very strong team this season. They look confident in possession and they never really gave us a chance to play our game.”
Fuchs isn’t dwelling on the matter, however, as Leicester play their first Champions League game ever on Wednesday evening and he’s looking at it as an opportunity to get Leicester’s season well on track with a win.
He added: “It’s a present that we made ourselves from last season and personally I can’t wait to play in the Champions League.
“That’s the good thing about it. We lost against Liverpool, but on Wednesday we’ve got a chance to put everything on the right course again.”