Leicester skipper Morgan out of Everton trip with back injury

Posted April 10, 2017

The club's record signing has actually been better in the Champions League than Premier League and will be desperate to put in another stellar display in order to try and push for a start away at Atleti next week. Emulating the duo's achievements in the Champions League will provide ample compensation.

Leicester is indeed flying high, but they are going to be given a reality check in Liverpool. They were much changed but contributed to a roller-coaster contest on Merseyside.

Though half of the back four that lined up against Everton are unlikely to start against Atletico in their Champions League quarter-final, there remains a genuine concern as to how they will deal with Diego Simeone's side should the Liga giants find top gear against them.

The first-half header was one of five strikes between the two teams before the break and then Lukaku pounced in the area at a set piece to bring his tally up to 23 for the season.

Speaking on the incident in his press conference Friday, Leicester coach Shakespeare said the club fully supports Musa, but reminded him to conduct himself properly on and off the pitch, Leicester Mercury writes.

The Leicester boss reiterated that captain Wes Morgan would not feature in Madrid due to a back problem, but stressed Wilfred Ndidi's absence because of a groin strain was precautionary.

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Everton were always risky though, and the Toffees levelled the scores in the 23rd minute when Lukaku headed a wonderful Ross Barkley cross into the bottom corner as the Belgian centre-forward made it 12 goals in his last eight Premier League games at Goodison Park.

Ademola Lookman could come back into the picture whilst Morgan Schneiderlin is expected to be fit in midfield. They did not last long.

Just minutes later the visitors were equalising through Islam Slimani, who was on hand to profit from Demarai Gray's counterattacking pace. The unmarked striker finished expertly under Joel Robles. A mere six minutes later, Marc Albrighton's free kick from the far side of the pitch fooled Robles and ended up in the top corner to pull the Foxes ahead 2-1.

The home side probed and eventually got their equaliser when Ross Barkley's cross from the right was headed home emphatically by Romelu Lukaku. It looked like it would be Barkley who grabbed their third when the ball rolled into his path following Davies' tackle on Vardy, yet Kasper Schmeichel managed to deny the midfielder as he rounded him. He whipped a glorious cross behind Leicester's central defence and there was Lukaku to head home his 22nd league goal of the season.

Leicester haven't won back-to-back Premier League games away from home in almost a year - a run of three wins in April 2016.