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Liverpool beat Leicester in the championship despite the huge problems

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Despite the numerous personnel problems that have befallen Liverpool recently, the English champions played an exceptional match and beat Leicester 3-0, which before this round was the leader in the provisional standings of the Premier League championship. Jurgen Klopp’s team played its strongest match since the beginning of the season and could have defeated its opponent, but Kasper Schmeichel made some good soldiers, and three times the beams helped him. Once they did not reach a millimeter when clearing the goliath. However, an own goal by former Manchester United player Johnny Evans (21 ‘) and goals by Diogo Jota (41′) and Roberto Firmino (86 ‘) materialized Liverpool’s superiority. Thus, the champions tied at the top of the standings with Tottenham, which, however, has a better goal difference. Leicester is in fourth place with two points less.

Jurgen Klopp made four changes compared to the derby with Manchester City two weeks ago. In addition to a number of defensive injuries, captain Jordan Henderson also dropped out due to injury and Mohamed Salah was sent off due to a positive coronavirus test. Fabinho started in the center of defense together with Joel MatipJames Milner replaced Trent Alexander-Arnold on the right. Nabi Kate and Curtis Jones also started. Roberto FirminoSadio Mane, and Diogo Jota led the attack of the champions.

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Brendan Rodgers made two changes. Marc Albrighton and Harvey Barnes started at the expense of Luke Thomas and Dennis Praet.

Before the start of the match, the hosts organized a special ceremony in memory of the legendary guard Ray Clemens, who died about a week ago. 

Liverpool recorded its 64th consecutive home game without a loss in the championship, which is a club record for the club.

Rank Teams Played Won Lost Drawn Goal difference Points
1 Man CityManchester City 36 26 5 5 47 83
2 Man UtdManchester United 36 20 6 10 28 70
3 LeicesterLeicester City 36 20 10 6 21 66
4 ChelseaChelsea FC 36 18 8 10 22 64
5 LiverpoolLiverpool FC 35 17 9 9 20 60
6 West HamWest Ham United 35 17 11 7 10 58
7 TottenhamTottenham Hotspur FC 35 16 11 8 20 56
8 EvertonEverton FC 35 16 11 8 4 56
9 ArsenalArsenal FC 36 16 13 7 12 55
10 Leeds UnitedLeeds United FC 35 15 15 5 0 50
11 Aston VillaAston Villa 35 14 14 7 8 49
12 WolverhamptonWolverhampton Wanderers 35 12 14 9 -12 45
13 Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace 35 11 16 8 -22 41
14 SouthamptonSouthampton FC 35 11 17 7 -18 40
15 BurnleyBurnley FC 35 10 16 9 -14 39
16 NewcastleNewcastle United FC 36 10 17 9 -19 39
17 BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion 35 8 14 13 -5 37
18 FulhamFulham FC 35 5 18 12 -22 27
19 West Bromwich AlbionWest Bromwich Albion FC 35 5 19 11 -36 26
20 Sheffield UtdSheffield United 35 5 28 2 -44 17
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