Curtis Jones‘ double pushed city of Leicester on the brink of relegation Liverpool FC It’s been two years since the Foxes’ FA Cup victory, reaching a 3-0 victory.
The midfielder’s halftime support and Trent Alexander Arnold‘s stun led the visitors to victory as the host surrendered to stare at the fall.
Arriving on the anniversary of their first FA Cup wins, 2016 highlighted. Premier League disgrace of champions.
Harvey Barnes described the match as one of the greatest in the club’s history, but Leicester were two points behind safety with two games left.
Foxes came to this position by sleepwalking. Tighter financial conditions dictated last summer’s quiet transfer window, but the club remained inactive and paid the price.
An air of acceptance was beginning to descend on King Power Stadium, and writing appeared on the wall before the Reds advanced to claim three easy points.
For Liverpool, they moved to a spot at Manchester United as accusations of being late to the top four continue.
A seventh consecutive win – the most painless by far – kept them in the tail of United, even as they needed to maintain their form and hope their opponents make mistakes.
There was never a surprise proposal on Monday as Leicester capitulated. Even before kick-off, Foxes had lost Danny Ward, Caglar Soyuncu and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall to injury. This forced Dean Smith to give Jonny Evans his first Premier League debut since October, demonstrating desperation in a dire situation.
Leicester needed a strong start and it was bright enough. James Maddison’s crossbow and Youri Tielemans’ puppet drove Barnes away, only to Alison Becker To suppress the danger when Jamie Vardy comes in.
Still, their early enjoyment waned as Liverpool held the ball before the hosts turned on the afterburners as they dispersed.
Alisson’s long leave got Luis Diaz a nod for Jordan Henderson. he is nervous Mohammed Salah Crossing the street for Jones to play in front of the swinging Boubakary Soumare and find the far corner for an opening at the 33rd minute.
Just three minutes later, the England Under-21 international doubled the lead when, after a long VAR check, Salah took the pass and was given the freedom to pass Daniel Iversen.
This was the midfielder’s third goal in four games, which ended an 18-month drought against Tottenham last month.
It was tumultuous and Leicester, with just one win in their previous 13 games, collapsed when Iversen had to dismiss Cody Gakpo with a quick third.
Desperate for an answer, the Foxes swayed, at least in the second half, and Alisson extended Barnes’ effort.
Still, this was as good as it gets as Liverpool returns to their controlled rhythm, beating Salah’s shot from Iversen.
After Evans fouled Henderson, the curtains were up with 19 minutes left when Salah Alexander-Arnold tapped a free kick to launch him from the 25 yards into the upper corner.
Salah shot wide while clean, but by then King Power had begun to drain so quickly that Leicester, who seemed doomed to death, had exhausted hope.