Liverpool were once again disappointing in the league after they threw away a two-goal lead to only manage a 2-2 draw with Leicester City.
Nigel Pearson’s team came to Anfield bottom of the league table, but they put in a spirited performance that earned them a point. It could have been much more had it not been for some poor refereeing decisions, which handed Liverpool two penalties in the 90 minutes.
Steven Gerrard converted both penalties with amazing ease, but Leicester came back at them without grievances over the poor decisions.
Amazingly, Liverpool conceded both goals in the space of two minutes with David Nugent starting the comeback in the 58th minute.
Schlupp scored just two minutes later to equalise at Anfield. Liverpool never looked like getting the winner that would keep them in touch with the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham. The Reds looked to be on the verge of a spike in form after managing positive performances against the likes of Swansea and Arsenal in recent weeks. Against Leicester City, though, they were back to the lethargic and slow display, which was simply not enough to beat a Leicester City with a lot of spirit.
Manager Brendan Rodgers admitted after the match that Liverpool did not deserve to win.”I think it shows you the competitive nature of this league. Leicester obviously played very, very well, and we obviously scraped a point out of it. I thought when we were 2-0 up in the game they were better than us and we never really got started.We showed character and a resolve to keep going and we had a chance at the end to nick it. Certainly a point was the minimum they would deserve because they played very well,” said Rodgers, whose team are up against Wimbledon in the FA Cup third-round.