Liverpool 3-0 Leicester: Klopp's men comfortably stroll past Foxes to move joint-top on historic night

Liverpool 3-0 Leicester: Klopp's men comfortably stroll past Foxes to move joint-top on historic night

Liverpool moved to joint top in the English Premier League standings after an impressive 3-0 win at home against Leicester on Sunday night. 

The Reds took a comfortable 2-0 lead going into the break thanks to a Johny Evans own goal and a Diogo Jota strike four minutes before half-time, before Roberto Firmino added a third late on.

All talk before the match centred on the Champions' current difficult situation, owing to injuries to key players in the last few weeks. 

They were however boosted by the return of Fabinho, who partnered Joel Matip in defense, with James Milner starting at right-back and Naby Keita drafting into midfield. 

In the absence of Mohamed Salah, who tested positive for COVID-19 while on international duty, Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino led the striking unit, and they did so impressively.

Liverpool got off the blocks first and tested Kasper Schmeichel twice in the opening 15 minutes, with Mane, Jota, and Curtis Jones all coming close. 

It did not take long though for them to get an opener, and it came courtesy of an Evans, who was unlucky  to head the ball into his own net.

Jota then scored Liverpool's second just before the break, getting to the end of a delicious Andy Robertson cross into the box to nod past the goalkeeper.

The Reds took deserved 2-0 going into the break, having topped all metrics in the opening period. 

They started the second period just like the first and came close to doubling their lead on a number of occasions. 

The Reds though suffered yet another injury as Keita was forced off with what seemed like a tight hamstring, adding to the long list of inured first-team players. 

Firmino then sealed the win with Liverpool's third in the 86th minute, nodding in a perfectly taken corner by Milner.

There were no more goals as the Reds held on for a comfortable win, which also saw them set a club-record of 64 home top-flight matches unbeaten, eclipsing a run that ended in 1980. 

The win also saw Klopp's men move to the top of the table on 20 points, same as Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur. 

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