Liverpool win once again at home
Despite a depleted side, Liverpool comfortably beat Leicester 3-0 to go level on points with Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the table.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were without a host of players, but broke a club-record to make it 64 league games without defeat.
They have won 53 of those 64 games and have scored 169 goals and conceded 42. Their previous record was set between February 1978 and January 1981.
🏡 Liverpool are now unbeaten in their last 64 home games in the #PL (W53 D11) – the longest run in the club’s history#LIVLEI pic.twitter.com/gNOTK5LaPM
— Premier League (@premierleague) November 23, 2020
Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara and Mohamed Salah were all missing for Liverpool through injury or illness.
Liverpool took the lead after 21 minutes when Jonny Evans headed into his own goal from a corner.
A 30 pass move ended in a Diogo Jota header from an Andy Robertson’s cross to double the hosts’ lead – four minutes before half-time.
The Portuguese forward became the first player in the club’s history to score in his first four competitive home games.
Roberto Firmino added a third from a James Milner in the 86th minute to put the game out of sight for the Foxes.
Liverpool seal the win 🔴#LIVLEI pic.twitter.com/kMVD3ZOy19
— Premier League (@premierleague) November 22, 2020
It was Leicester’s first away defeat of the season – after wins at West Brom, Leeds, Arsenal and Man City.
Since Brendan Rodgers took charge of Leicester, they have lost all three of their Premier League meetings with Liverpool, conceding nine goals.