Diogo Jota Scores Twice As Liverpool Beat Leicester At Anfield.
Liverpool defeated Leicester 2-0 at Anfield thanks to two goals from Diogo Jota.
Jota scored in the first half after Kasper Schmeichel parried a header into the box from a corner.
He then ensured victory late in the game after Mohamed Salah returned from the Africa Cup of Nations as a replacement.
Liverpool were not at their best, but they were too strong for a Leicester team that lacked confidence and couldn’t offer a meaningful threat to Liverpool’s goal.
Luis Diaz, a January addition, shined on his debut appearance for Liverpool and came close to scoring his first goal for the club just before Jota settled things.
The loudest applause of the evening came on the hour mark, when Salah made his long-awaited return from Africa Cup of Nations duty, a welcome homecoming for Jurgen Klopp’s side as they attempt to close the gap on Manchester City at the top of the league.
The victory takes Liverpool into second position in the Premier League, nine points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand, while Leicester are yet to win in the league in 2022.