Classy Liverpool break club record

English Premier League

Liverpool moved level on points with Premier League leaders Tottenham Hotspur after defeating Leicester City 3-0 at Anfield on Sunday night.

Naby Keita received a recall with Diogo Jota up top as Mohamed Salah, who tested positive for Coronavirus missed out while Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara also missed out for the Reds.

Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel pulled off two stunning saves earlier on following fierce shots by Jota and Curtis Jones inside the six-yard area.

The league champions were given a deserved lead minutes before the half-hour mark after Jonny Evans flicked a corner-kick from James Milner away from Sadio Mane and into his own net.

Liverpool made it two goals four minutes before halftime when Jota threw himself at a pin-point cross at the near post from Andrew Robertson to head beyond Schmeichel.

Liverpool were forced into a substitution on 52 minutes as Keita walked off carrying a knock and had Neco Williams filling in his place.

Jurgen Klopp’s side still continued to dominate minutes later when a scramble on the far side of the area saw Roberto Firmino head against the post after good initiative from Jota.

Leicester had a big chance to halve the tally on 61 minutes from a curling free-kick towards the centre of the area found Vardy, but Alisson Becker rushed off his line to smother.

Firmino was denied yet again in the last 15 minutes when he saw his shot from close-range cleared off the line with Mane unable to bury the follow-up.

The Brazilian finally made his presence felt four minutes from time after directing a corner from Milner past Schmeichel.

In the end, the Reds marched to victory to go into second spot tied on 20 points with the leaders Tottenham Hotspur while the Reds also set a new club record of going 64 games unbeaten at home in the league.

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