Manchester City grabbed the headlines for their win over archrivals United over the weekend, but Liverpoola��s 4-1 mauling of Leicester saw them assert their credentials this season. They beat Arsenal 4-3 in a thriller at the Emirates, but lost to Burnley thereafter. Saturdaya��s win sees Kloppa��s side as consistently inconsistent, but the season at an infant age, this side is hoping to go one better than the 2013-14 season. Here are 3 observations from Liverpoola��s 4-1 mauling of Leicester.
Slow off the blocks
Ranieria��s side have been slow off the blocks, with Leicester currently lying 16th in the table with four points. Mahrez is off the boil, the unheralded champions are not closing down play like they did last season. With the Champions League group stages coming up, Leicester shouldna��t be playing catch up with the league leaders.
Sadio Mane- The Man to Watch
The former Soton striker has been Liverpoola��s go to man this season, with stunning strikes versus Arsenal and Leicester. Tireless and pacy, Mane linked up well with Sturridge, after the England strikera��s audacious backheel set up Mane.
Liverpool playing the Klopp way
The heavy metal way of football, he said. And so he is, with Liverpool scoring the most goals this season and Adam Lallana having run 13.4 kilometres during the Leicester game. Liverpool doesna��t let the opponent keep the ball, with constant harrowing and harassing a vital part of the Germana��s strategy. Klopp wants to win back the ball quickly, which has lead to a more attacking style of football.