Laga Liverpool vs Leicester which was held at Anfield Stadium, Monday (11/23/2020) in the morning WIB ended with a score of 3-0 for the home team’s victory.
Liverpool’s winning goals came with Jonny Evans ‘own goal (21’), action Diogo Jota (41 ‘) and Roberto Firmino’s header (86’).
With this victory, Liverpool rose to second place Premier League standings 2020-2021 season.
Juergen Klopp’s side are level on points (20) with Tottenham Hotspur at the top, but are outnumbered on goal difference.
Meanwhile, Leicester dropped to fourth place with a collection of 18 points from nine matches.
The game Liverpool vs Leicester
Liverpool as the home team dominated the match from the start of the first half. They are superior to Leicester, both in possession and attack effectiveness.
In the first half, Liverpool recorded 65 percent of ball possession, while Leicester had 35 percent.
Furthermore, regarding the attack, the club nicknamed The Reds was able to launch 10 shots with five of them aimed right at the Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Of the 10 experiments, two of them Liverpool could convert into goals.
Liverpool’s opening goal was created midway through the first half, to be precise the 21st minute.
Leicester’s goal collapsed with an own goal from former Manchester United player Jonny Evans.
He was wrongly anticipating a corner ball sent by one of the Liverpool players.
Meanwhile, the Reds’ second goal was created through Diogo Jota’s action in the 41st minute.
The nimble Portuguese winger added Liverpool’s lead after maximizing Andrew Robertson’s pass.
Diogo Jota, who was brought in by Liverpool in the 2020 summer transfer market, made a personal record thanks to his goal contribution.
Launching Opta Joe, Diogo Jota is the first player in Liverpool history to always score in his first four appearances at home.
Diogo Jota’s goal contribution closed the first half against Leicester with a 2-0 advantage.
4 – Diogo Jota is the first player in Liverpool’s history to score in each of his first four home top-flight league appearances for the club. Fantastic. pic.twitter.com/AcQ1za4mYE
– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 22, 2020
Entering the second half, Liverpool, who were already superior, did not reduce the intensity of the attacks.
They even recorded five shots when the second half had only been running for 15 minutes.
However, from five shots, not one of them resulted in a goal.
In the midst of Liverpool’s dominance, Leicester also launched several attacks at the heart of the defense of Andrew Robertson et al.
In the second half, they carved four shots with three of them aimed right at Liverpool’s goal.
However, the Liverpool goalkeeper in charge, Alisson, performed well and successfully dispelled all Leicester City opportunities.
When the game entered the 86th minute, Liverpool’s advantage was increased to 3-0.
Liverpool’s third goal was scored by Roberto Firmino who took advantage of the corner kick scheme.
After that, no other goals were created. The 3-0 score lasted until the referee blew the whistle to signal the end of the match.
The composition of players Liverpool vs Leicester City:
Liverpool: 1-Alisson Becker, 7-James Milner, 3-Fabinho, 32-Joel Matip, 26-Andrew Robertson, 5-Georginio Wijnaldum, 8-Naby Keita, 17-Curtis Jones, 20-Diogo Jota, 10-Sadio Mane, 9 -Roberto Firmino.
Trainer: Jürgen Klopp.
Leicester City: 1-Kasper Schmeichel, 28-Chrtistian Fuchs, 6-Jonathan Evans, 2-James Justin, 3-Wesley Fofana, 11-Marc Albrighton, 24-Nampalys Mendy, 8-Yoeri Tielemans, 10-James Maddison, 15-Harvey Barnes, 9-Jamie Vardy.
Trainer: Brendan Rodgers.