Liverpool beat Leicester to finish second in the Premier League table


Former champions Liverpool beat Leicester to move up to second place in the Premier League. Liverpool beat Leicester 3-0 despite the absence of key players due to injuries and corona infections.

Diogo Jota celebrates scoring Liverpool’s second goal, thus becoming the first player in the club’s history to score in his first four home games in the top flight. Photograph: Jon Super/PA

Forward Mohamed Salah, Thiago Ancantara, Virgil Van Dyke, Trent Alexander Arnold, Gomez, Jordan Henderson and many others are out of the field, but Liverpool have won at home.

At Anfield, Liverpool took the lead after Leicester’s Johnny Evans scored a suicide goal in the 21st minute. Diego Jota doubled Liverpool’s lead in the 41st minute. Roberto Firmino scored in the 86th minute to give Liverpool a 3-0 victory.

Unbeaten new record

After this victory, Liverpool has set a new record by being unbeaten in 64 games at home.

Liverpool, who added 20 points from nine games after the win, have tied with top-placed Tottenham. Liverpool are second on goal difference with the same number of points. Defeated Leicester, on the other hand, lost the chance to climb to the top spot. Leicester are fourth with 18 points from nine games.

Everton beat Fulham 3-2 in the next game of the Premier League. Dominic Calvert Levin scored two goals for Everton. Everton has risen to the sixth position with 16 points from 9 games.

Similarly, Arsenal has played a goalless draw with Leeds United. After the draw, Arsenal is in 11th place with 13 points and Leeds is in 14th place with 11 points.