Diogo Jota scored twice as Liverpool beat Leicester at Anfield

Liverpool cut their Premier League deficit to Premier League leaders Manchester City to nine points with a dominant performance against Leicester at Anfield. Diogo Jota scored twice.

Jurgen Klopp’s side created numerous chances, and dependable Portuguese forward Jota scored in both half, capitalizing on Kasper Schmeichel’s parry from Virgil van Dijk’s header in the first half and stroking home a second late in the game.

The Reds still have a game in hand on champions City, and another commanding performance shows that the title fight is far from over.

Schmeichel was in great form during his complete debut, making important saves to deny Roberto Firmino and Luis Diaz twice.

Mohamed Salah was introduced off the bench in the second half following his return from Africa Cup of Nations duty, but he, too, was unable to beat Schmeichel. When he did, he shook the crossbar with a beautiful curving strike.

Leicester will lament James Maddison’s wasted opportunity at 0-0, as the Englishman found space on the left edge of the box but Alisson pushed his rising effort over the bar.

Leicester remain in 12th place in the table, ten points shy of a Europa Conference League place, owing to their terrible season.

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