The 100th victory of Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool reign moved his team six points clear of Tottenham at the top of the table, seven clear of City, and extended their unbeaten run at Anfield to 30 league games. On current form, which is improving from a position of strength, they will take some stopping in the second half of the season.
Dejan Lovren, a controversial Mohamed Salah penalty, Xherdan Shaqiri and the substitute Fabinho spread the goals through a team that is clicking at precisely the same moment as the reigning champions falter.
Manchester City lose again as Ricardo Pereira hits shock winner for Leicester
“I thought that was because of us,” said Klopp of the moment Anfield rippled with excitement over a goal at Leicester. “I’m really naive. I thought: ‘That is really nice, thank you very much’. Then I heard after the game it was about another result! Obviously nobody told our crowd that Tottenham won 5-0. It is fine. The atmosphere for Boxing Day was really good and exceptional in that moment but I thought it was because of us.” SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇