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Leicester City 1 Liverpool 2 – MATCH REPORTS

Firmino & Mane

Liverpool secured a 2-1 victory over Leicester City to move three points clear at the top of the Premier League this afternoon.

The Reds secured the away win thanks to goals from Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino.

Jürgen Klopp’s side conceded a goal for the first time this season due to a terrible blunder from new goalkeeper Alisson following a poor backpass from Virgil van Dijk. It was the first goal the Reds had conceded in 418 minutes of Premier League action going back to 6th May and it was the first time that Alisson had conceded in club football since last season’s Champions League semi-final.

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Jordan Henderson returned to the starting line-up at the expense of Naby Keïta who had to make do with a place on the substitutes’ bench. Henderson was hauled off after 69 minutes along with Mo Salah. They were replaced by Naby Keïta and Xherdan Shaqiri as Klopp tried to hold on to the lead.

It wasn’t the most attractive or exciting of games but these are the kind of games that we’d usually draw or throw away even under Klopp so we’ll take it.

Liverpool go into the international break with a maximum 12 points having played 4 and won 4.

LIVERPOOL: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

SUBS: Mignolet, Keita, Sturridge, Moreno, Lallana, Shaqiri, Matip.

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