Liverpool thrash Leicester to open up 13-point Premier League lead.


ISLAMABAD -- Liverpool tightened their grip on the Premier League title race with a dominant display to thrash secondplaced Leicester 4-0 and open up a 13-point lead at the top of the table on Thursday. Roberto Firmino scored twice from TrentAlexanderArnold crosses eitherside of James MilnerA's penalty before the brilliant Alexander-Arnold rounded off the scoring himself. Liverpool remain unbeaten in little short of a year in the league and seem destined to finally end a 30- year wait to win the title. Fresh from winning the Club World Cup for the first time in Qatar on Saturday, Jurgen KloppA's men showed no sign of fatigue from a congested December schedule as they outclassed Leicester from start to finish. Alexander-Arnold stung Kasper SchmeichelA's palms inside the first minute before Klopp soon had his head in his hands when Sadio Mane somehow spooned Mohamed SalahA's dangerous cross wide.

Salah has refound his scoring touch of late, including an audaciousfinish from the narrowest of angles against Salzburg earlier this month to secure LiverpoolA's place in the last 16 of the Champions League. The Egyptian tried to recreate that goal after rounding Schmeichel, but could only find the side-netting when picking out a teammate in the middle would have been a better option. An opener for the...

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