Brendan Rodgers returned to Anfield for the first time since the sacking that made way for Jurgen Klopp. While his welcome was warm, Liverpool deservedly left Leicester City and their boss lamenting about losing 2-1.

The Reds started with a seriousness of purpose that spilt over from their midweek Champions League victory. Having gotten a bit of a scare from a lightning-quick side that likes to score on the break, they seemed steeled for Leicester’s counter-attacking tactics.

It took some time for Liverpool to breach the Foxes goal but James Milner’s exceptional ball through to Sadio Mané in the 40th minute broke the deadlock and looked like a preview of more to come. Failing to take a few chances meant that the 1-0 scoreline lasted far longer than imagined.

Leicester are a good side, entering the contest in third place for a reason, and they continued to pester the home side. With 10 minutes left, James Maddison scored the scruffiest of goals to equalize.

Yet, Liverpool refused to let the points slip. They continued to push for the winner. It finally came from as clear a penalty as can be awarded, when Marc Albrighton took Sadio Mané down in the area.

Given how much the referees missed in this match, it proved deserved justice. James Milner secured the win from the spot in stoppage time, and Liverpool remain atop the league with a perfect point total.

Here are four findings from the match.