The key quotes from Brendan Rodgers' post-match Liverpool press conference
Brendan Rodgers and Jamie Vardy following Leicester's 3-1 win against Liverpool | Photo: Getty/ Michael Regan

Leicester City rose up to second place in the Premier League as they came from behind to beat Liverpool 3-1 in a thrilling contest.

Mohamed Salah opened the scoring for the Reds, breaking the deadlock with a superb goal on the 67th minute after some fine footwork by Roberto Firmino in the box.

The motto 'Foxes never quit' then came into full force as the home side went on a rampage scoring three goals in seven minutes to wrap up their first victory against Liverpool since 2017.

After some VAR controversy, the Foxes pulled it level when James Maddison belted a free-kick through a sea of bodies to make it 1-1. There was question as to whether Daniel Amartey interfered with play but the VAR official Stuart Atwell deemed there to be no offside and the goal stood.

Just two minutes later, Leicester were ahead. A catastrophic mix up at the back between Alisson Becker and debutant Ozan Kabak allowed Jamie Vardy to pounce and score possibly the easiest goal of his career.

If things couldn't get any worse for the Reds, Harvey Barnes latched onto a terrifc pass from Wilfred Ndidi to settle the game and send Leicester into second. Barnes made no mistake and slotted the ball perfectly past an oncoming Alisson. 

  • Thoughts on the performance

After losing 4-0 in this exact fixture last season, Rodgers appreciated how far his side have come in the space of a year.

Talking to BBC Radio Leicester, he said: "I said before the game it was a good measure of our development. A year ago that goal would have disappointed us. We had to withstand pressure but our reaction was very good."

  • On the emotions 

When the game is so close like it was and Leicester go one down it was important they kept above the water after this. 

With VAR, everything is always being looked at and it certainly adds to the thrill of the game whether you're winning or losing.

Brendan Rodgers said on the equaliser: "Your emotions are all over the place. You hope its a penalty, then you realise it's just outside. But that's what you ask in that situation, a fantastic ball and hopefully someone gets a touch and that's exactly what happened. Then have to wait to make sure its a goal!"

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  • Challenges ahead

After failing to reach the Champions League on the last game of the season in the previous campaign, there has been a change in the mentality of the players at the club. 

With Seagrave opening and players at the top of their game right now there is no reason why the Foxes can't go all the way. 

Rodgers said: "We finished in Europe last year which we wanted but there was a disappointment having done so well. It could have been the elephant in the room but we talked through areas we could improve and what the challenges would be. It provided a great platform for us."

The win takes Rodgers' men six points clear of his former side and makes a real statement to the rest of the league. 

The win is the first that the Northern Irishmen has got over Jurgen Klopp in his career, to add to the personal accolades he has also achieved this season, beating Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho also.