Liverpool beat Leicester City: Dominant Liverpool sweep past Leicester as Diogo Jota scores a brace in a 2-0 victory; Point gap to Man City reduced to nine

Liverpool beat Leicester City: Liverpool 2-0 Leicester City – Liverpool ensure that they keep up the pressure on Manchester City at the…

Liverpool beat Leicester City: Dominant Liverpool sweep past Leicester as Diogo Jota scores a brace in a 2-0 victory; Gap to Man City reduced to nine
Liverpool beat Leicester City: Dominant Liverpool sweep past Leicester as Diogo Jota scores a brace in a 2-0 victory; Gap to Man City reduced to nine

Liverpool beat Leicester City: Liverpool 2-0 Leicester City – Liverpool ensure that they keep up the pressure on Manchester City at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Leicester City at Anfield. Diogo Jota scored in each half to secure the win, displaying a clinical edge twice in the box to find the back of the net. The Reds were stout at the back to fend off the visitors with relative ease, earning their third win on the bounce in the top flight. The spotlight will linger on Brendan Rodgers as his team have now lost three out of their last four matches in all competitions. Follow InsideSport.IN for the latest sports news and updates.

Liverpool beat Leicester City: Dominant Liverpool sweep past Leicester as Diogo Jota scores a brace in a 2-0 victory; Point gap to Man City reduced to nine

Both teams return to Premier League action on Sunday as Liverpool travel to face Burnley, while Leicester host West Ham United.

Liverpool beat Leicester City: Dominant Liverpool sweep past Leicester City

Scorers: Jota 34′, 86′; A dominant start by Liverpool paid off just after the half-hour mark. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s trademark corner is met by the towering Virgil van Dijk and despite a good save by Kasper Schmeichel, he can’t keep the ball out as Diogo Jota is on hand to score the rebound.

It wasn’t all their way though. The big chance of the game had fallen to Leicester when James Maddison was slipped in, his shot from a tight angle on his left foot was well saved by Alisson.

Liverpool beat Leicester City: Dominant Liverpool sweep past Leicester as Diogo Jota scores a brace in a 2-0 victory; Point gap to Man City reduced to nine
Liverpool beat Leicester City: Dominant Liverpool sweep past Leicester as Diogo Jota scores a brace in a 2-0 victory; Point gap to Man City reduced to nine

As the half progressed Liverpool started to exert their dominance. Roberto Firmino was on the end of two slick passing interchanges, one a shot from outside the area on his right foot and the other from just inside of his left, however, both were struck straight at Schmeichel.

Liverpool beat Leicester City: Diogo Jota scores a brace in a 2-0 victory

Leicester struggled to deal with Liverpool’s set-pieces all game. Robertson’s corner for the hosts, after a Diaz shot was saved by Schmeichel, is headed back into the six-year area by a totally unmarked van Dijk but Jota, under pressure, could only fire over the bar.

Not ready to begin the game Mo Salah’s introduction was always going to spell trouble for the visitors. The Egyptian had a few chances to double the hosts lead but Schmeichel, and the crossbar, were up to the task.

In the end, with the hosts’ relentless pressure, the second goal came. Liverpool won the ball high up the field and worked it to Joel Matip, still up for a corner, who slid in a delicious ball for Jota to double his tally and the score.

Liverpool beat Leicester City: Dominant Liverpool sweep past Leicester as Diogo Jota scores a brace in a 2-0 victory; Point gap to Man City reduced to nine

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