Liverpool still perfect after last-gasp James Milner penalty

Liverpool still perfect after last-gasp James Milner penalty

Liverpool have maintained their perfect start to the season courtesy of a dramatic late 2-1 victory over Leicester City at Anfield this afternoon.

Brendan Rodgers appeared to have masterminded a smash-and-grab draw on his first return to Anfield since being sacked in October 2015 when James Maddison scored with Leicester’s only shot on target to cancel out Sadio Mane’s opener.

However, Marc Albrighton conceded a stoppage-time penalty for a foul on Mane, allowing James Milner to tuck the spot kick home and make it 17 successive Premier League victories, including eight from eight so far this term.

Even at this early stage of the campaign, the jubilant scenes at the final whistle hinted at the magnitude of a victory which takes them temporarily eight points clear at the top of the table as they inflicted only a second defeat of the season on Leicester.