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Liverpool thrash Leicester to level on points with Tottenham

Liverpool thrashed Leicester at Anfield on Sunday night to level on points with Tottenham Hotspurs but less on goal difference.

Diogo Joto and Firmino were both on target to seal a convincing win despite a squad crisis currently being witnessed at the reigning champions.

The win was also a record 64 home unbeaten run for Jurgen Klopp which was the last set in 1978 and 1981 and was ended by Leicester itself.

Speaking after the match, Klopp praised James Milner for stepping up and providing the necessary defense when he played as a right back.

According to Klopp, that is what teamwork and dedication are all about and that players should step up and bring in something special during problems.

The former Dortmund coach was referring to his long list of missing players including Mohamed Salah, Thiago Alcantara, Joe Gomes, Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Djik and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Leicester put the visitors ahead in the 21st minute when Jonny Evans headed into his own net from a corner kick.

Diogo Jota doubled the lead when he converted a Andrew Robertson cross 20 minutes later making history as the first player in the club to score in all four consecutive home fixtures in the league.

Sadio Mane and Firmino maintained their dominance upfront but were denied by Leicester Keeper Schmeichel and the woodwork.

Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international

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