Liverpool beat Leicester 3-0 in EPL

Liverpool, Nov 23: Liverpool set a club record of 64 top-flight home matches unbeaten by overwhelming Leicester in a 3-0 win in the Premier League.
Diog o Jota had a record of his own, becoming the first player to score in his first four home top-division league appearances for Liverpool on Sunday with a glancing header to add to Jonny Evans’ own-goal in the first half. Roberto Firmino made amends for hitting the post twice by scoring the third in the 87th minute from a corner as Jürgen Klopp’s side — undefeated in the league at Anfield since April 2017 — eclipsed the great team of the late 1970s and early 1980s, whose own run was coincidentally ended by a Leicester team in 1981. Fabinho’s return after a three-match absence not only eased Liverpool’s injury worries but soothed any anxiety at the back as he slotted into central defense with a calm, assured performance usually associated with Virgil van Dijk, who is out long-term through injury. However, the hosts were well worth their 2-0 lead at halftime. Jamie Vardy, the scourge of the top teams, barely had a touch of note and never really had the chance to test Fabinho’s newly healed hamstring or Joel Matip’s lack of pace. (AP)

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