May 15, (THEWILL) – Liverpool cruised to a 3-0 win against Leicester, pushing the Foxes to the very brink of relegation from the top flight of English football.
Curtis Jones’ double and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s stunner secured an easy win for the visitors. It was a difficult evening for Leicester, the 2016 Premier League champions, who have struggled in recent seasons and are now staring at the drop. They are still two points from safety with just two games left.
The hosts, who lost Danny Ward, Caglar Soyuncu, and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall to injury prior to the game, needed a strong start to keep their hopes alive. They did have a bright start, only to fall apart as Liverpool dominated possession and punished their sloppy play with Egyptian Mohamed Salah registering a hat trick of assists but just failing to find a goal himself.
Their comfortable win left the Foxes in a dire situation, with just one win in their previous 13 games, and the writing appears to be on the wall for the former EPL champions. It was the seventh straight victory for Jurgen Klopp’s side and moved them within a point of fourth-placed Manchester United. The Reds continued their late charge for the top four and will need to maintain their form and hope their rivals slip up.
Leicester, on the other hand, have sleepwalked into this dire situation. The club’s decision to make no moves during last summer’s quiet transfer window, due to stricter finances, has come back to haunt them. Liverpool’s next match is against Aston Villa on Saturday, while Leicester will face Newcastle on Monday.