James Maddison sends fans nuts after scoring ‘thunderbolt’ against Liverpool

Leicester City fans went bonkers on social media following James Maddison's wonder-strike against Liverpool in the EFL Cup quarter-final on Wednesday night.

The Reds advanced to the semi final of the competition following a tense penalty shootout at Anfield after drawing 3-3 in normal time.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp decided to give a number of his senior players the night off amid a hectic week dogged by a Covid-19 outbreak in the camp, but paid for it almost immediately when Leicester striker Jamie Vardy grabbed two early goals.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pulled one back for the home side, but Maddison soon restored Leicester's two-goal cushion with what fans all over Twitter could only describe as a "thunderbolt".

After ricocheting his way past Oxlade-Chamberlain in midfield, the 25-year-old let fly from the 30 yards, striking the ball on the bounce and smashing it beyond the reach of young Liverpool keeper Caoimhín Kelleher.

"Maddison what a thunderbolt," one fan wrote.

"Holy s*** Maddison, what a thunderbolt," another said.

Another fan wrote: "What a finish from Maddison! Always capable of thunderbolt from range that boy!"

Diogo Jota grabbed a second goal for Liverpool after the restart before a last-minute Takumi Minamino equaliser sent the game to penalties – with Jota scoring the decisive spot kick.

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Liverpool fans were unhappy after Klopp made 10 changes to the side that faced Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League at the weekend, with only 19-year-old Tyler Morton surviving the reshuffle – particularly as his opposite number Rodgers had more-or-less opted for his strongest available side.

Maddison's form for Leicester has been up and down over the past couple of seasons, but he's been a near ever-present in Rodgers' side so far this campaign.

The England international has scored 32 times for the Foxes since joining from Norwich City in 2018 for a reported £20 million.

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