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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 27 20 2 5 39 65
2 Man UtdManchester United 27 14 4 9 21 51
3 LeicesterLeicester City 27 15 7 5 15 50
4 ChelseaChelsea FC 27 13 6 8 17 47
5 EvertonEverton FC 26 14 8 4 6 46
6 West HamWest Ham United 26 13 7 6 9 45
7 LiverpoolLiverpool FC 27 12 8 7 12 43
8 TottenhamTottenham Hotspur FC 26 12 8 6 15 42
9 Aston VillaAston Villa 25 12 10 3 11 39
10 ArsenalArsenal FC 26 11 11 4 7 37
11 Leeds UnitedLeeds United FC 26 11 13 2 -1 35
12 WolverhamptonWolverhampton Wanderers 27 9 11 7 -9 34
13 Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace 27 9 11 7 -14 34
14 SouthamptonSouthampton FC 26 8 12 6 -13 30
15 BurnleyBurnley FC 27 7 12 8 -16 29
16 BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion 26 5 10 11 -7 26
17 NewcastleNewcastle United FC 26 7 14 5 -17 26
18 FulhamFulham FC 27 4 12 11 -12 23
19 West Bromwich AlbionWest Bromwich Albion FC 27 3 16 8 -36 17
20 Sheffield UtdSheffield United 27 4 21 2 -27 14
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