Liverpool Thrash Leicester City to Keep Their Champions League Hopes Alive

By Xorkpe Sosu 3 Min Read

On Monday night, Liverpool delivered a ruthless 3-0 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

This outcome places the Foxes in a precarious position, facing the possibility of relegation from the Premier League. On the other hand, Liverpool’s triumph keeps their Champions League aspirations alive.

Curtis Jones’s quickfire double provided Liverpool with a promising start, and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s excellent strike in the second half sealed the deal.

Despite Leicester’s initially encouraging performance, which restricted Liverpool from creating any significant opportunities, their fortunes swiftly deteriorated.

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Curtis Jones scored a well-crafted goal for Jurgen Klopp’s team, tapping the ball into the far post.

Unfortunately, Leicester’s response was dismal, and only three minutes after the opening goal, Jones received the ball with minimal pressure on the edge of the box, turned beautifully, and finished impeccably, putting Liverpool firmly in control.

Things could have been much worse for Leicester a minute later when Cody Gakpo found himself with an opportunity to score, but his low shot was directly at Daniel Iversen.

Dean Smith’s squad was fortunate to reach halftime with just a 2-0 deficit, and they were roundly booed by their own supporters as the whistle sounded.

In the second half, both teams played at a relatively slow pace, with Leicester having little confidence that they could get back into the game and Liverpool not needing to exert themselves.

However, with 20 minutes left to play, Trent Alexander-Arnold scored a superb free-kick, adding some shine to Liverpool’s victory.

Leicester’s defeat has left them in the 19th position in the Premier League standings with only two matches left to secure their survival.

Leeds are slightly ahead with one point, and Everton, the first safe team, have two points more than Leicester.

Although there is still a chance for Leicester, they are heavily reliant on other results going in their favor.

On the other hand, Liverpool’s objective is to climb up the table and catch up with Manchester United and Newcastle, who are currently in third and fourth place, respectively.

Although both sides have a game in hand, they are only one point ahead of Liverpool.

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