A hat-trick of assists from Mohamed Salah helped Liverpool cruise to a 3-0 win over Leicester City to plunge the Foxes even additional into relegation bother.
Reds midfielder Curtis Jones bagged a double earlier than Trent Alexander-Arnold nailed a shocking strike from vary on the King Power Stadium in what was Liverpool’s seventh win on the bounce.
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Salah was at his scintillating finest all through the competition on the fitting wing and gave Leicester left-back Timothy Castagne nightmares.
The Egyptian put Jones’ first purpose on a plate when he curled a pleasant go from the fitting fringe of the field excessive of Leicester’s complete backline and located an unmarked Jones who had snuck in on the again publish.
Jones discovered the again of the web with an ideal first-time effort that left Foxes goalkeeper Daniel Iversen no likelihood.
There was maybe somewhat extra competition surrounding Jones’ second, which arrived three minutes after his first within the thirty sixth minute.
Curtis Jones scored a double for Liverpool. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
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Some neat interaction from the Reds noticed Salah slip in Jones with a first-time go who then spun on the ball and lashed a right-footed strike previous Iversen.
There have been questions as as to if the latter obtained the ball in an off-side place, however there was no intervention from VAR to save lots of Leicester.
Alexander-Arnold then put the outcome past doubt within the 71st minute when he smashed a curling effort from the left fringe of the field after Foxes defender Jonny Evans was harshly pulled up for a mistimed sort out.
The outcome locations Liverpool only one level exterior the Champions League locations, though Manchester United and Newcastle each have video games in hand.
As for Leicester, they continue to be in nineteenth on 30 factors with two video games to play and two factors adrift from security.
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