Alexandre-Arnold and Roberto Firmino shine, helping Liverpool to defeat Leicester 4-0 in the 19 Premier League on December 26.
The position of the strongest team in the tournament is confirmed by a match on the completely, right on King Power of Leicester team second. The 4-0 victory helped Klopp’s teachers and opponents outnumber opponents directly 13 points, thereby full of opportunities for the first time crowned in the highest division of England after 30 years.
As Jamie Vardy said before the game, Liverpool seemed to recover physically on the flight from Qatar to England. The team that just won the FIFA Club World Cup joined in an energetic way, with two chances in just the first 10 minutes of the match. But after Sadio Mane sent the ball out of the box to close, Mohamed Salah missed the post and tricked past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Leicester, after holding the ball to the level of the visitors for the first 20 minutes, gradually lost the match. Liverpool pushed Leicester back deep into the home field with the ability to move the ball well in the midfield as well as two full-backs. The visitors conceded the match with an opening goal in the 31st minute. Trent Alexander-Arnold moved to the left, before crossing the right foot into the penalty area for Roberto Firmino to head and defeat Schmeichel.
The goal helped Liverpool excited and at the same time stun Leicester. Only two minutes later, the hosts defended the ball un Definitely, putting Sadio Mane to face Schmeichel. The Danish goalkeeper played brilliantly to keep a goal gap when the two teams went into the break.
Leicester had 45 minutes to protest but didn’t show much because there were too few balls. Liverpool continued to maintain a one-sided game. Firmino, after shining in the semi-finals and final of the FIFA Club World Cup, continues to show high form. The Brazilian striker nearly doubled the gap if he finished the ball near the wall in the 56th minute to go to the center of the ball.
The great pressure of Liverpool finally forced the Leicester defense to make a serious mistake. From a corner by Alexander-Arnold, center-back Caglar Soyuncu blocks the ball with his hand. The referee Michael Oliver pointed to the spot, in opposition to the home players. From a distance of 11 meters, James Milner scored the first touch of the ball after entering the field.
After the match, goalkeeper Schmeichel said Leicester played tit for tat until the referee turned him into a hero. In fact, the home team did not finish any goal in the match. Leicester also only created three braking phases, compared to 15 dangerous situations of Liverpool.
Led 0-2, Leicester were in a position to rise to find the goal. But their force was not enough, leading to the ball easily broken, creating opportunities for Liverpool to counterattack. From such a ball, 75 minutes – just four minutes after Milner’s goal, Alexander-Arnold for the second time in an assist to Firmino to score. This time, the England defender stretched horizontally to allow the Brazilian team a touch and then finished into the top corner.
Leicester completely broke the match after that goal. Just three minutes later, their sagging squad allowed Sadio Mane to freely play the ball for Alexander-Arnold to the right wing. The Liverpool defender struck a corner in the corner to set the victory 4-0. The goal was compared to the goal by defender Carlos Alberto in Brazil against Italy 4-1 in the 1970 World Cup final.
The 4-0 victory not only brings joy to the teachers and students Jurgen Klopp, but also makes their former famous players excited with the comments on social networks. Former center-back Jamie Carragher even insists Liverpool is the strongest team in the world at this time.