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MetiNews.Com - Paul Gorst match verdict after Liverpool beat Leicester City 3-0 in Premier League to make Anfield history

Liverpool news Liverpool set stunning record as Jurgen Klopp enters new territory MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Paul Gorst match verdict after Liverpool beat Leicester City 3-0 in Premier League to make Anfield history

Liverpool news  Liverpool set stunning record as Jurgen Klopp enters new territory MetiNews.Com
22 November 2020 - 22:15

Breaking News ! Even for a football club as steeped in history as Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp continues to break new ground. It was five years ago this month when the Reds boss admitted he felt all alone inside Anfield.  A late goal from Crystal Palace had sent scores of supporters streaming for an early exit as the Reds suffered their first defeat with their current manager at the helm. And while Klopp sees even less seats occupied inside an empty Anfield in late 2020, he no longer has that same lonely sentiment. Here his team extended an unbeaten run at this venue to a record-setting 64 games. Sixty-four. The first time Liverpool reached near those lofty heights, under Bob Paisley in the late 70s and early 80s, it was brought to a halt, as chance would have it, by Leicester at game No.63. But while the quirks of fate positioned this perfectly for a repeat of history, the champions made sure there would be no such outcome as an injury-hit side shrugged off their litany of muscle problems to claim three points and go level at the summit with Tottenham. April 23, 2017 was the last time Liverpool were beaten in the Premier League at home and after shilling away just two points here throughout the entirety of last term, their form at Anfield will once again be crucial to this defence of the crown. So it's just as well that the previously early pace-setters of Leicester were dismissed out of hand. All things considered, this was arguably Liverpool's performance of the season to date. The high-flying Foxes arrived on Merseyside having amassed six wins and 18 points from their first eight games, a haul that eclipsed their record at the same stage of their history-making Premier League title-winning campaign five years ago. Read More Related Articles Liverpool player ratings against Leicester as Diogo Jota dazzles and two others match him Read More Related Articles Gary Lineker sums up Liverpool midfielder James Milner in two words How genuine their threat to Liverpool's crown is over the course of the next six months or so remains to be seen, but the champions once again ruffled the hair of Brendan Rodgers's pretenders by exerting their considerable strength in depth. Such is Liverpool's list of absentees at present, they were forced to name two midfielders in the back four as James Milner filled in for Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back as Klopp mad four changes. One of those saw Fabinho return to the fold alongside Joel Matip to ease the seemingly chronic centre-back problem that gripped Liverpool this season. In the end, though, those issues could do nothing to knock a determined Liverpool out of their stride as they took the quality level up several notches to put the rest of the league on notice. The Reds came flying out the traps and forced Kasper Schmeichel into a handful of saves before they had their lead in strange circumstances. Jonny Evans was under little pressure from a corner when his back header caught the goalkeeper off-guard to give their hosts the advantage. Jota celebrating scoring against Leicester City at Anfield Diogo Jota then became the first Liverpool player to score in his first four league appearances at Anfield when he met Andy Robertson's cross with a header. The Portugal international is now up to eight for the season with the Reds which is a tally only bettered by Mohamed Salah. Some eyebrows were raised at the £45million transfer fee, but a little over two months into his Reds career, he is making those assessments look foolish. Jota was outstanding here, constantly getting his side on the front foot with a tireless work rate, intelligent use of the ball and very evident goal threat.

. Sign up to our free LFC email newsletter Get all the latest Liverpool injury and team news as Klopp faces selection dilemma, plus breaking news and analysis of what's next for the Reds. You'll also get the latest transfer talk and analysis straight to your inbox every day with our FREE email newsletter. Sign up here - it only takes a few seconds! And a word for the excellent Robertson. At a time when uncertainty continues to wash across Liverpool's defence on a match-by-match basis, the Scotland captain has been a beacon of consistency, turning in high-quality performances with few worries over his fitness. The bad news for Klopp - and there invariably is at least some, these days - was the sight of the impressive Naby Keita going off with the latest in a long, long list of concerns. A muscle issue is likely to be the assessment. With 10 more games to play before the end of the year, Klopp can ill-afford to see his players continuing to pick up problems. He is sadly becoming accustomed to it all. The medical facilities at the club's new AXA Training Centre are being put to good use in the complex's early days, at least. Liverpool thought they had a third when Sadio Mane went through on goal but he was denied by a strong hand from Schmeichel before Jota's claims for a penalty were correctly turned down after consulting with VAR. The most absurd moment was saved for the final 15 minutes, however, when Roberto Firmino was one-v-one with the goalkeeper. *Who was your MOTM? Have your say in our quick poll here. After skinning Wesley Fofana, the Brazil forward hit the post before his rebound effort was only half cleared. A goalline check somehow revealed that the ball had not crossed the line. It is probably not possible to be any closer without a goal being awarded. The incident perhaps encapsulated Firmino's stop-start season so far, but he didn't sulk. Instead, Liverpool's No.9 crashed in a towering header from Milner's corner to wrap it up late on. The hope is that Firmino can use this goal and performance as wind for his sails as Liverpool enter into a critical period of the campaign. It's now 64 games without defeat at Anfield in the Premier League. On this form, it is a new record they will only extend.

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Liverpool news Liverpool set stunning record as Jurgen Klopp enters new territory MetiNews.Com


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