Under-strength Liverpool still too strong for Leicester

Carla Harmon
November 23, 2020

Firmino then capped the comfortable win with four minutes remaining with an unmarked header of a James Milner cross - the Brazil global easily nodding inside the far post from the middle of the box.

When he headed in a cross from Andy Robertson, it was his seventh goal in his last six club matches and gave Klopp's side a cushion after Evans had headed James Milner's corner past his own goalkeeper at a corner.

According to WhoScored, Wijnaldum has made eight starts and one substitute appearance in the Premier League so far this season, while during the 2019-20 campaign, he made 35 starts and two substitute appearances in the league for Liverpool.

Rodgers said it was still a strong Liverpool defence, as Klopp's side kept their fourth clean sheet in seven games in all competitions.

"We deserved it. The boys played an incredible game against a top, top, top opponent".

"Everyone's talked about Liverpool's injuries and that was the narrative going into this game but it is still a top-class team with players who can hurt you", he added.

A Jonny Evans own goal handed the defending champs their opener before Diogo Jota sent Jurgen Klopp's men into the break with a 2-0 advantage before Roberto Firmino completed the scoring late. Diogo Jota then scored a goal for Liverpool before Firmino netted the hosts' third goal of the game.

With this dominating win, Liverpool also set a new club record for their longest unbeaten streak at home.

"My problem is that in the moment I spoke so much about football and I think about the next game", he said. So, it doesn't feel it.

"But there will be a moment in the future when I think back and hopefully it will not be the number 64 but more". It's absolutely incredible, but it's all about the boys. It is really hard to achieve something like this but when you think about how tight a lot of the games were and the boys had to dig in and they did that. "You have to really dig in for that and the boys did that", added Klopp.

The Ivory Coast global was handed just his second start in the league this season in an away match against Leeds and failed to take his chance, getting a red card in the 51st minute for headbutting left back Ezgjan Alioski in an off-the-ball incident. Before the league fixture, Liverpool will play Atalanta at home in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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