(EFE) – Liverpool was reunited with the victory after the draw with Manchester City last day and beat Leicester (3-0) with authority to prevent Tottenham from escaping, in the race for the leadership of the Premier.
Only goal difference keeps Jose Mourinho’s team ahead in the standings. But spurs and reds are tied at two-point points over Chelsea and Leicester, who missed out on leaving Anfield as a solo leader.
Jurgen Klopp’s team came out strengthened from a match that they faced plagued by casualties and against a reputed rival, installed in the leadership before the start of this ninth date.
For various physical reasons, Trent Alexaner Arnolod, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henerson, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Mohamed Salah, Virgil Van Dijk, Thiago Alcántara and Rhys Williams were out for Klopp. Most basic in their eleven.
Even so, Liverpool was successful in the commitment, which took advantage of the good moment of Portuguese Diogo Jota and the determination of Roberto Firmino to beat Leicester, who could reap greater damage if it had not been for the great performance of its goalkeeper, the Danish Kasper Schmeichel.
Liverpool got the game back on track in the twentieth minute when a John Milner corner kick was headed into their own goal or Jonny Evans.
Diogo Jota scored the second. A center measured from the left by Andrew Robertson was completed by the Portuguese, who went ahead of his defender and beat Schmeichel with a header.
The third came in the final stretch, four minutes from closing. After numerous chances to score, it was Firmino who rounded off the local victory in a corner kick, also executed by Milner, who found the Brazilian’s answer.