Liverpool (AP) – England football champions FC Liverpool improved to second place in the Premier League thanks to a home win against Leicester City.
The team of trainer Jürgen Klopp won 3-0 (2-0) against the Foxes on Sunday evening and tied the score with leader Tottenham Hotspur, who has a better goal difference. With their 64th home game in a row without a defeat, Liverpool also set a new club record.
An own goal from Leicester’s Jonny Evans (21st minute), a goal from Diogo Jota (41st) and a goal from ex-Hoffenheimer Roberto Firmino (86th) gave the very superior hosts their fourth win in their fourth home game on Matchday 9 of the season . . In all four games at Anfield, Portuguese met Jota, who had moved from Wolverhampton Wanderers to the Reds in the summer.
Even without striker Mohamed Salah, who was missing after a positive Corona test, the champions could have won even higher against former Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers’ squad, but Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel prevented more goals with a few pageants. Moreover, Firmino only hit the post after an hour. In the 77th minute, the Brazilian hit the inner post, and when Sadio Mané shot him, the ball didn’t quite cross the goal line – a millimeter decision, as the video evidence showed.