Debut displays please Leicester boss


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Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare heaped the praise on Aleksandar Dragovic and Vicente Iborra after they made their respective debuts in the 2-0 Carabao Cup win over Liverpool.

Dragovic joined on loan from Bayer Leverkusen in the latter stages of the transfer window while Iborra was signed in a £15million deal from Sevilla.

Shakespeare included the pair in his starting line-up as they made their first appearances for the Premier League club and the Foxes boss was pleased with how they both settled in.

Austria international Dragovic played a key role in Leicester keeping a clean sheet and Iborra provided the assist for Shinji Okazaki’s second-half opener.

“They needed the game time,” Shakespeare told the club’s official website.

“You can see the experience that they’ve both got. With Dragovic you can see in terms of position, he is very good and has all that experience and uses it.

“I think Vicente, I was asking him to play a slightly different role in a two rather than a three.

You can see at the end his game understanding and intelligence. He reads the game very well but also he’s a team player in terms of organisation as well.

“Not just Vicente, I think we got stronger as a team because we played on the front foot a lot more in the second half.”

Leicester host Liverpool again this weekend in the Premier League and they are 4.00 to claim all three points. The draw is 3.60 and Liverpool can be backed at 1.95.

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