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90' + 1'
L. Thomas
Yellow Card
I. Konaté
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T. Alexander-Arnold
Mohamed Salah
0 - 3
C. Jones
Mohamed Salah
0 - 2
C. Jones
Mohamed Salah
0 - 1

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33% 66%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 5
Total Passes 331 675
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For Dean Smith, it is another dismal result. His side remain mired in the bottom three, only above relegated Southampton. They are a point off Leeds United, two off Everton and four off Nottingham Forest. They will likely need two wins from two now.
It's the result Liverpool needed to keep pressure on the top four, with the Reds now just a point behind Manchester United and Newcastle United. Both the Red Devils and the Magpies have games in hand over the persuing Reds, but if they slip up, Jurgen Klopp will be ready to pounce.
A Trent Alexander-Arnold rocket seals the deal, as Liverpool run out Premier League victors over Leicester. Curtis Jones did the damage with a first-half double to put the Reds on top, and the Foxes never had a serious sniff afterwards. Full-time at the King Power Stadium, it finishes Leicester City 0-3 Liverpool.
L. Thomas
Yellow Card
90' + 1' Thomas is booked after he is cited for a heavy foul in the final few minutes.
90' We are in for three added minutes.
H. Souttar
J. Evans
89' Evans ends his first start of the season with a late replacement, as Souttar takes his spot.
H. Elliott
Mohamed Salah
88' Salah will go without a goal as Elliott replaces him for Liverpool.
I. Konaté
Yellow Card
86' Konate is shown a yellow for a lunge on Maddison now, earning ironic cheers from the home crowd.
Fábio Carvalho
C. Jones
84' Jones will not get his hat-trick, as Carvalho arrives to replace him for Liverpool.
81' Back-to-back Liverpool corners off Faes allow the Reds to continue keeping Leicester under the cosh as we head into the closing stretch of this game.
79' How has Salah missed that?! He doesn't blow those chances often, as he flicks a one-on-one opportunity wide of the mark with just the keeper to beat. A rare occasion indeed.
78' Tielemans snaps a free-kick off a Jota foul now. The Portuguese is still muttering at the referee.
76' Jota dislodges Leicester of possession inside their own box but is done for a foul by the officials. He is not happy with the call.
J. Milner
J. Henderson
74' A second Reds swap introduces Milner for Henderson.
Diogo Jota
L. Díaz
74' Liverpool make their first change now, bringing on Jota for Diaz.
Mohamed Salah
71' It is a hat-trick of assists for Salah, who tapped that ball initially at the free-kick to tee up the strike. Can he claim the match ball for that?
T. Alexander-Arnold
71' GOAL! LIVERPOOL HAVE THEIR THIRD! 3-0! It's Alexander-Arnold after a fake-out free-kick routine, and he buries it in the far top corner with a beautiful finish! Absolute box-office, that one! Leicester's game is officially over now.
69' Dangerous territory for Leicester now, as they concede a free-kick close to the box. This is prime set-piece territory.
L. Thomas
Ricardo Pereira
67' Thomas is on for Pereira as Leicester make another swap.
65' Now Fabinho is clipped and picks up a free-kick. Liverpool do look capable of finding another gear, if they really have to.
63' Maddison clips Diaz and the latter picks up a free-kick. The former has been one of the better performers for his side today.
H. Barnes
61' Tete takes the place of Barnes in the Foxes' next swap.
P. Daka
W. Ndidi
61' Daka replaces Ndidi in Leicester's first change.
59' Dean Smith looks to be poised for some alterations. The question is whether that fresh blood can help or not.
57' The King Power Stadium is back in fine voice now. They won't go down without a fight in the crowd, which is always heartening for the side on the pitch.
55' Vardy has scored eight goals against Liverpool in the Premier League, with only Andrew Cole (11) and Harry Kane (9) netting more against them in the competition. Leicester may need his touch here.
Ricardo Pereira
Yellow Card
53' Leicester promptly undo that effort with Pereira picking up the first booking of the game for a needless tug on Jones. Salah blazes over moments later.
52' That's got the crowd on their feet! Out of nowhere, Barnes drags a deft shot towards the far top corner and Alisson is forced to stop it at full stretch!
49' There's more bite from Dean Smith's men. There had to be, of course. If they fold and ship another three goals, it could do untold damage in an already precarious situation.
47' Maddison wastes no time chasing an immediate response and forces a save from Alisson. That perks up an otherwise desolate home crowd.
46' We're back underway for the second half at the King Power Stadium. Will there be a change of fortunes for the Foxes this time around?
Salah has scored 19 Premier League goals this season; having reached 20+ league goals in four of his first five seasons with Liverpool, including both of his last two. Is another one in store?
A Curtis Jones double has put Liverpool in the box seat for a Premier League victory against Leicester at the King Power Stadium. It's a long way back for the Foxes now, but they have to believe. At half-time, it is Leicester City 0-2 Liverpool.
45' + 2' Liverpool continue to pepper the Leicester box. Faes in particular looks to be feeling the pressure of handling so many red shirts around him.
45' There will be four added minutes in this first half.
43' Salah sees a shot blocked and then an offside call break down a Reds move. He's getting closer.
40' Liverpool are truly in the ascendancy now, playing with the self-assurance and freedom brought by a two-goal spurt. They'll want to end this before the break if they can.
38' Leicester are no stranger to a collapse, but if they can avoid a third here, this game still may have something in it for them. It is a big ask however.
Mohamed Salah
36' Two goals, two assists for Salah. The Egypt international hasn't quite got himself into top gear yet, but with those touches under his belt, he might be starting to fire up now.
C. Jones
36' GOAL! LIVERPOOL DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! 2-0! It's a brace for Jones, and what a strike to nab it with! He's close to offside as he brings down Salah's ball, but an absolute beauty of a hit drives it with a little lift into the far side of the net from the edge of the box. Leicester in dire straits now.
Mohamed Salah
33' It was a terrific ball from Salah, who held up play on the right of the box before twisting a magnificent delivery over the heads of the Leicester defence. Liverpool have been chasing that for a while.
C. Jones
33' GOAL! LIVERPOOL SEIZE THE LEAD! 1-0! Jones nabs the opener for the Reds with a deft one-touch strike at close-range, tucking Salah's looped cross back across Iversen and in at the right post! The pressure is truly on Leicester now!
31' Fabinho fires off-target from distance. Liverpool are just lacking that touch of quality in the final third right now.
29' Diaz pushes a shot into the side netting rather than cut inside for Salah after a break down the left. There are questions over whether the offside flag may have been raised if successful.
27' Barnes gets caught in a two-man Liverpool sandwich and goes down awkwardly. He's back to his feet fast enough, but the wind looks to have been taken out of him by the challenge.
25' What a risk that was from the Foxes! They play the ball across the face of their own goal, and there is suddenly a host of Liverpool attackers bearing down on them. Dangerous times.
23' Another burst of pressure down the left flank from Liverpool gets Leicester back-pedaling. The visitors certainly look like they have taken control of this match now.
21' Liverpool are chasing a Premier League double this season over Leicester. The last time they did so was in 2019-20, when they won the title.
19' Make it a second Reds corner. Evans is being tested on his first start of the year by that fearsome Liverpool attack. Leicester withstand it again.
17' Konate effectively gets a free header from the set-piece, but pushes a tame effort low to the ground. Leicester clear without too much panic.
16' Another Liverpool corner. The Reds are starting to find their groove.
14' Liverpool try to unlock their hosts with an intricate series of passes across the right. The final ball is tipped in for Salah and the forward can't bring it under control for a finish.
12' What a ball that is from Maddison! The England international's days at the Foxes are likely numbered even if they stay up, and he shows why with a crossfield delivery to cut open Liverpool. Vardy cannot finish the half-chance.
11' Liverpool have a corner of their own without the Foxes left sweating under the cosh. The Reds haven't quite found a dynamic foothold in this tussle to begin with.
9' This has been a lively opening, with the home crowd making plenty of noise at the King Power Stadium. The fans and the players below them clearly understand the gravity of this match.
7' Now Leicester come up with a corner off Konate, but again, there's nothing to be stuck from the opportunity this early on.
5' Maddison pumps the delivery in and the flag goes up for offside. Liverpool come away without too much trouble. Their hosts are definitely up for this must-win contest.
5' Another free-kick for Leicester now, as Diaz puts the shove on Maddison moments after the latter body-checked him to no response from the officials. It's in a tidy position, deep on the right flank.
3' An early free-kick goes the way of the Foxes out on the left wing and they tip it into the box looking for a runner. Evans is there, but he falls off the delivery too quickly to trouble the defence.
1' We are underway in this Premier League clash between Leicester City and Liverpool!
The teams are taking to the field at the King Power Stadium and we are moments away from kick-off.
Expect goals, folks. Leicester have only kept one clean sheet across their last 13 Premier League meetings with Liverpool, and have conceded 2.1 per game on average in that period.
However, Liverpool have won eight of their last 11 Premier League games against Leicester overall, more than they had in their previous 19 against the Foxes.
It's been a few years since the Reds last tasted success here. Leicester have won their last two Premier League home games against them, last winning more consecutively in the top-flight between 1929 and 1931 (4).
Subs: Joe Gomez, Diogo Jota, Caoimhin Kelleher, Arthur, Konstantinos Tsimikas, James Milner, Joel Matip, Fabio Carvalho, Harvey Elliott.
LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Curtis Jones; Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo, Luis Diaz
Subs: Harry Souttar, Mateus Tete, Alex Smithies, Luke Thomas, Nampalys Mendy, Patson Daka, Victor Kristiansen, Dennis Praet, Daniel Amartey.
LEICESTER CITY (4-3-3): Daniel Iversen, Ricardo Pereira, Wout Faes, Jonny Evans, Timothy Castagne; Youri Tielemans, Wilfred Ndidi, Boubakary Soumare; James Maddison, Jamie Vardy, Harvey Barnes.
There's two changes for the visitors meanwhile, with Jordan Henderson and Luis Diaz both handed starts. In their place, Diogo Jota drops to the bench, while Darwin Nunez is absent entirely.
Team news then, and there is a major boost for the hosts in this one, as Jonny Evans makes his first start since November following a lengthy hamstring-related lay-off. Wilfred Ndidi and Ricardo Pereira also start.
In the away corner, Jurgen Klopp's Reds are seeking to finish on a high note. They will end the campaign with just the one honour in the curtain-raising FA Community Shield, but could still salvage matters with Champions League qualification.
No more so is that readily apparent than with these two sides. In the home corner, Dean Smith's Foxes are fighting to preserve their Premier League status. It is hard to believe only seven years ago, they were champions.
It's truly the business end of the season now, at both ends of the table. But while Arsenal's loss to Brighton might have pushed the title towards Manchester City, there's plenty to play for elsewhere.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the 2022-23 Premier League season, as top-four chasing Liverpool make the trip to face relegation-battling Leicester City at the King Power Stadium!