Sunday 22nd November 2020
In the top game of the English Premier League, Liverpool beat their rivals Leicester City 3-0. The club of coach Jürgen Klopp is getting close to the top of the table. He is only in second place because of the poorer goal difference.
The English football champions Liverpool FC improved to second place in the Premier League thanks to a home win against Leicester City. The team of coach Jürgen Klopp deservedly won 3-0 (2-0) against the Foxes and drew on points with leaders Tottenham Hotspur, who has a better goal difference. With the 64th home game in a row without defeat, Liverpool also set a new club record.
An own goal by Leicester’s Jonny Evans (21st minute), a goal by Diogo Jota (41st) and a goal by ex-Hoffenheimer Roberto Firmino (86th) gave the highly superior hosts their fourth win in their fourth home game on matchday 9 of the season . In all four games at Anfield, the Portuguese met Jota, who had moved from Wolverhampton Wanderers to the Reds in the summer.
Even without striker Mohamed Salah, who was missing after a positive Corona test, the champions could have won even higher against the team of former Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers, but Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel prevented more goals with a few parades. In addition, Firmino only hit the post after an hour. In the 77th minute, the Brazilian hit the inside post and the ball did not quite cross the goal line when Sadio Mané shot it up – a millimeter decision, as the video evidence showed.