H After Leicester was overrun in the early stages, he returned to the match – after Georginio Wijnaldum made a mistake midway through the first half, when he had an opening. Until then, they had just survived with a 1-0 deficit, an inevitable consequence of the waves of attacks that had occurred so far.
Klopps team looked so keen at the start and should have been in the lead before Andy Robertson's left-side ball gave Mane the spot to defeat Harry Maguire and shoot past Kasper Schmeichel. Inexplicably, Mohamed Salah had missed the minute when Schmeichel had rescued Firmino for the first time.
This was another, younger Leicester team, and it took them a while to get going. They did not have many chances in the first half, but in the second half they finally saw part of the ball. The more they regretted the Jordan Henderson corner that Firmino at the end of the first half was relatively unchallenged in leadership.
Henderson was preferred to Naby Keita, who was later to replace him, and Fabinho lost the bench. Leicester eventually shoved for a late corner from Schmeichel, but Liverpool held on. Just the kind of victory, in the end, shows what a good chance they have this season.