Liverpool go 13 points clear
Boxing Day’s Premier League action drew to a close with Liverpool traveling to Leicester City.
The tie was of paramount importance for the 2019/20 Premier League title race as 2nd place Leicester really needed to pick up all three points to ensure they remained in the hunt for top spot.
However, it would be the Merseyside giants who emerged from the King Power with all three points.
The game started off fairly slowly but Roberto Firmino eventually put Liverpool in the lead with 31 minutes on the clock.
The floodgates then opened in the second 45 as James Milner, Firmino, again and Trent Alexander-Arnold found the back of the net to give Jurgen Klopp’s side a commanding 4-0 victory.
Liverpool are also currently 13 points clear atop of the Premier League but that total could be reduced to 11 points on Friday evening, should 3rd place Manchester City see off Wolves.
Highlights: Leicester 0-Liverpool 4
Klopp on Henderson
While Liverpool did garner all three points from Leicester, the European champions did look to suffer one blow on Thursday.
Jordan Henderson was forced off the field vs Leicester with a knock, as per Liverpool’s official website.
But Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has since provided a fairly positive update on the midfielder.
Klopp stated it was a kick on the shin but Henderson told him he could have carried on:
“Yes. [It was a kick] on the shin.
“It was bleeding but he told me afterwards ‘I could have carried on!’, so obviously it is not so bad this time.” As quoted by Liverpool’s official website.