Liverpool FC 2-0 Leicester City Match Report

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Liverpool FC turned their attention back to Premier League ambitions, hosting 12th-placed Leicester City and welcoming former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers back to his old home. Hot on Manchester City’s trail, Liverpool FC claimed all three points on offer thanks to Diogo Jota adding to his impressive goal tally yet again. Scoring in each half (24′, 87′) to see the home side through 2-0 at full time, the Reds keep their challenge on Manchester City for the title alive. Read on for our full Liverpool FC 2-0 Leicester City match report. 

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Liverpool FC 2-0 Leicester City 

Premier League, Thursday 10th February

Venue: Anfield

Although the visitors had an early counter-attack and attempt denied by Alisson Becker, the Reds were largely in the driving seat in the first half. It did take some time however before the Fox’s keeper was truly put to the test. Trent Alexander-Arnold would start the shots tally off by minute twenty, having his left-footed attempt kept out by the  Danish stopper. 

Trent would go on to be credited for the Red’s opener ten minutes later mind as his well-taken corner would meet the colossal head of Virgil van Dijk. Impressively, this was saved from close-range only to be tapped in by Jota, making it 1-0 after thirty-four minutes.

While there were chances here and there for Leicester City and Liverpool FC  thanks to errors from Joel Matip and Curtis Jones, the Foxes were unable to capitalise on these chances. Leicester FC would give another sigh of relief as Thiago’s impressive scissor kick went just wide of their goal.

HT: Liverpool FC 1-0 Leicester City

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As the second half got underway, Liverpool FC’s fluidity in attack proved too much for Brendan Rodger’s side to handle. Kasper Schmeichel kept his side in the game by preventing Jota from scoring a second from a cross-turned shot. Later, Jota would be denied in an attempt similar to his opener when a corner would lead to Van Dijk heading the ball on for Jota to shoot, only for the attempt to go over the bar. 

On minute sixty, cue an eruption from the home fans as the returning Mo Salah stepped up to the touchline to replace Roberto Firmino and Harvey Elliot to replace Curtis Jones. Elliot in question making his first league appearance in five months. 

It did not take long for Salah to make an immediate impact on the game, superbly intercepting a pass in a dangerous area leading to a close attempt on goal, calling for Schmeichel to come off his line to stop it. What followed was a flurry of Reds players winning the ball back, giving Slah and Luis Diaz chances to score from afar, with Slah cutting in on his left and hitting the crossbar and Diaz shooting on the half volley. Leicester City is hanging on by a thread.

Diaz would have another go, trying to slide the ball through Schemeichel’s legs, however, this would prove ineffective, only just. 

Amidst the rebounding attempts by the Reds forwards, it would be Jota to score the second on minute eighty-seven, being fed the ball by a nice pass from Joel Matip to set him up from close-range. 

FT: Liverpool FC 2-0Leicester City

Final Words

And there you have it, thank you for reading our Liverpool FC 2-0 Leicester City match report.

Without Vardy in the side, Leicester City knew they would have to pull no punches if they were to best a Liverpool FC that was full of confidence and boasted the returning Mo Salah in their ranks. Although there were attempts by a number of Reds players, it would the Diogo Jota scoring in both halves that gave the Reds all three points, keeping them nine points being Manchester City, albeit with one game in hand. 

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