Leicester 0-3 Liverpool: Has Dean Smith’s team ‘gone’ following a humiliating defeat?
Leicester fans fled the King Power Stadium with 20 minutes remaining in their match against Liverpool, and their Premier League fate could have been set by the time they returned.
The Foxes face West Ham on the final day of the season, but Monday’s 3-0 setback seems significant.
Leicester will be relegated to the Championship if Everton win against Wolves on Saturday and Leicester lose at Newcastle two days later.
Leicester are firmly rooted in trouble following their defeat against Liverpool, sitting in 19th place and two points adrift of safety, and will require a miraculous change in fortunes to maintain their top-flight existence.
“It’s not so much the margin of defeat as it is the manner of defeat.” It’s how they crumbled after Liverpool’s first goal,” former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“Leicester simply folded, and from that point on, they offered very little.”
“It’s the same defensive weaknesses.” They performed incredibly well for the first 25 minutes of this game, having the greatest chances and forcing Liverpool back, but as soon as the first Liverpool goal went in, you could practically feel the confidence draining from this Leicester side.
“The place became almost silent in anticipation of the next goal.”