Leicester players defended following Claudio Ranieri sack

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Former Leicester head of recruitment Steve Walsh has defended the Foxes’ players and backed them to escape relegation.

Monday night’s 3-1 win over Liverpool not only saw the team score their first league goals of 2017 but also lifted them out of the bottom three and two points clear of the drop zone.

Leicester’s Premier League-winning players were criticised following the sacking of Claudio Ranieri last week with many pointing fingers at the squad for their performances under the Italian.

A Jamie Vardy double downed Liverpool in a 3-1 win for Leicester at the King Power Stadium

Many criticised Foxes’ players for not turning out these performances under Claudio Ranieri

Steve Walsh worked under Ranieri and defended the players, saying they go out to perform

However, Walsh, who left in the summer to become Everton’s director of football, believes that was unfair on the players, many of whom he recruited.