Leicester City Football club began their Post-Ranieri era with a scintillating 3-1 win over Liverpool in their Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium here on Tuesday.
Jamie Vardy hit a brace either side of Danny Drinkwater’s brilliant 25m long-range strike to lift the ailing champions out of the relegation zone into 15th place on the EPL table. Leicester produced a much-improved performance under caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare, who took over the charge after the departure of manager Claudio Ranieri who led the side to their maiden title triumph last season in their 132-year history.
As such, reports Leicester’s senior players had a role in Ranieri’s downfall last week did little for their popularity and long-time Foxes number two Shakespeare recognised a desire to right the wrongs of a dismal campaign to date during the warm-up at the King Power Stadium.
Fresh from Leicester’s 1-2 Champions League defeat to Sevilla, Vardy put his side ahead in the 28th minute of the match before Danny Drinkwater displayed impeccable technique to smash a sumptuous 25m long-range second goal for his side.
Vardy then sealed a winner for Leicester with a glancing header from Christian Fuchs’ cross in the 60th minute followed by a consolation goal from Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho just six minutes later, goal.com reported.
The match also saw a home crowd peppering with banners paying tribute to Italy’s Ranieri, who was sacked last Thursday following a run of five consecutive top-flight defeats.
The question still remains, could this be a planned conspiracy against the former Leicester Gaffer by the Senior Players? what is your take on this?