Lucas Leiva's mistake had Liverpool fans panicking, but they had nothing to worry about in the end


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.

Simon Mignolet and Liverpool's Lucas Leiva
Lucas Leiva and Simon Mignolet were involved in perhaps the goal of the match (Nigel French/PA)

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.

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.

Perhaps predictably in the minds of Liverpool fans their worries appeared to be for good reason, and Lucas got some stick for his mistake.

Liverpool fans weren't happy.

Some thought Klopp wouldn't been happy either.

Others thought Lucas deserves a break though.

Even suggesting he had Vardy in his pocket...

Despite the bizarre mishap Liverpool stormed to victory, making it 4-1 with Roberto Firmino's second goal in the 89th minute.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane takes the ball past Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel
New Liverpool man Mane skipped past Kasper Schmeichel before playing in Firmino for his side's final goal (Nigel French/PA)

The brilliant attacking display saw new signing Sadio Mane on the scoresheet and England's Adam Lallana score with a brilliant top-corner finish.

Match graphic of the Liverpool v Leicester match
(PA Graphics/PA Wire)

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.