Liverpool 3-0 Leicester: Jota on target again as Reds set home record

Liverpool 3-0 LeicesterCity: Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino scores for Reds as Premier League champions beat Foxes at Anfield to extend their home unbeaten run to 64 games.

Liverpool 2-0 Leicester Diogo Jota and Firmino scores for Reds
Liverpool 3-0 Leicester: Diogo Jota on target again as Reds set club-record 64-game unbeaten home run

Liverpool made it a club-record 64 games unbeaten in the Premier League at Anfield as they produced a superb display to beat Leicester City on Sunday night.

A Jonny Evans own-goal and Diogo Jota’s strike put Liverpool in cruise control before the break, the Portuguese becoming the first Liverpool player to score in his first four home league appearances.

Roberto Firmino had been denied by the woodwork and the most marginal of goal-line clearances before adding his name to the scoresheet with a superb header to seal a 3-0 win.

The result moves defending champions Liverpool level on 20 points with leaders Tottenham Hotspur while Leicester is fourth, level on 18 points with third-placed Chelsea.

Liverpool grabbed the lead in the 21st minute when Evans, under pressure from Sadio Mane, headed a James Milner corner into his own net.

Leicester responded with a smart break with Jamie Vardy finding Harvey Barnes in a promising position but the left-winger’s effort was well wide of the target.

Liverpool’s second was a masterfully worked goal with Andy Robertson whipping in a delicious cross from the left which Jota met at the near post with an expertly angled glancing header.

Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel pulled off a series of saves to deny the home side after the break while Firmino twice hit the post and had an effort cleared off the line.

The Brazilian, who had scored just twice in his last 23 Premier League games, got his reward four minutes from the end with a fine header from another Milner corner.

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