Liverpool has boosted their chances of qualifying for Champions League after a 3-0 victory over Leicester City in the Premier League on Monday night. Curtis Jones scored two goals while Trent Alexander-Arnold scored one in a brilliant display of attacking football. Meanwhile, Leicester’s relegation worries deepened as they remain at 19th position in the table with just 30 points.
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With 65 points in 36 games, Liverpool is sitting at the fifth spot just behind fourth-placed Manchester United. Leicester’s struggle continued as they are two points behind 17th spot Everton with only two games remaining.
Leicester welcomed back Jonny Evans into the starting lineup after a long injury spell. Unfortunately, this didn’t help their defense as Curtis Jones scored two quick goals in the 33rd and 36th minutes respectively. Harvey Barnes tried to score early in the second half, but Liverpool’s goalkeeper Alisson made an excellent save, ensuring they didn’t get any chances to stage a comeback. Finally, Trent Alexander-Arnold scored a superb goal in the 71st minute to seal the victory for Liverpool.
Liverpool is now on a seven-match winning streak, but manager Juergen Klopp believes it is improbable for them to qualify for the top four. Leicester continues to struggle with only two draws in their last four games and facing the possibility of relegation.
Leicester’s captain, Jonny Evans, expressed disappointment after the game and insisted that they will continue fighting to stay in the Premier League.