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.
A legend in every way.
Players and staff unite to remember the great Ray Clemence ❤️ pic.twitter.com/THkmxbuQrQ
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 22, 2020
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 Matip. James Milner replaced Trent Alexander-Arnold on the right. Nabi Kate and Curtis Jones also started. Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Diogo Jota led the attack of the champions.
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.
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