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Published: 19:32 | 10/9/16

Liverpool ease past Leicester


Liverpool celebrated their new-look stadium by outclassing a flat Leicester City side 4-1 at Anfield.

The Premier League champions have only earned a point at Anfield since there 2-0 victory in May 2000 and they found themselves behind in the 15th minute when Firminho cleverly finished past Kasper Schmeichel.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were causing the Foxes all sorts of trouble with their interchanging play and the pressure finally amounted when the move of the match which seen Jordan Henderson play a through ball to Daniel Sturridge before he layed it off with a wonderful flick to Sade Mane who tapped in.

Liverpool fans were in full voice and just when it looked like their team had the game in a stranglehold, a horrendous mistake from Lucas threw Leicester a lifeline, the Brazilian’s badly timed back pass finding Jamie Vardy who tapped into an empty net.

Jurgen Klopp seemed nervous on the touchline in the second half, mainly due to a hesitant Liverpool defence, although the Foxes could not pounce upon the frailties of the Reds.

Claudio Ranieri’s side although looking a threat at times, found themselves 3-1 behind when Adam Lallana’s superb strike sunk the hopes of the Leicester fans.

Two goals up and Liverpool started to express themselves with every opportunity and they clinched all three points when Firminho finished from close range in the 85th minute to bag his brace.

Liverpool will look to build on the win when they face Chelsea on the 16th of September, Leicester will look to bounce back when they face Club Brugge in the Champions League on the 14th of September.

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