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Premier League:Jota’s Double ;Liverpool Beat Leicester City 2-0 At Anfield

by Kolkata Today

Diogo Jota scored a goal in each half to move Liverpool back to within nine points of leaders Manchester City as they completed a 2-0 victory over Leicester City at Anfield.

James Maddison went close for the visitors on seven minutes when his rising shot was saved at the near post by Alisson.

Liverpool took the lead from a 34th-minute corner when Jota applied a close-range finish after Kasper Schmeichel had pushed Virgil van Dijk’s header into his path.

Curtis Jones was inches away from connecting with an Andrew Robertson cross and Thiago’s audacious overhead kick bounced just wide as Liverpool pressed for a second goal before half-time.

Roberto Firmino and Jota tested Schmeichel after the restart before substitute Mohamed Salah clipped the woodwork with a curling strike.

Schmeichel also repelled the follow-up from Luis Diaz, seeking a goal on his Premier League debut.

Leicester’s goalkeeper was finally beaten for a second time with three minutes remaining after Diaz and Joel Matip set up Jota to fire home.

Liverpool striker Diogo Jota has netted 17 goals in all competitions this season, making 2021-22 his outright best goalscoring season as a Premier League player. Only teammate Mohamed Salah (23) has scored more goals amongst all Premier League players in all competitions this season.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (23y 126d) tonight appeared in his 150th Premier League game for Liverpool, the youngest to do so for the club since Michael Owen back in 2002 (22y 134d). The defender has 43 assists to his name in the competition, a tally bettered by just six players after their 150th appearance.

Liverpool remain the only Premier League side unbeaten at home in 2021/22
Played 11 ,Won 8 and Drawn 3.

Liverpool remain second on 51 points following a third straight win. Leicester city drop to 12th with 26 points.

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp praised Liverpool said .”With the first goal, when you are in a goalscoring moment, then you are there.That’s exactly what’s happening for Diogo at the moment. I’m really happy for him and it’s really helpful for us.”



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