In-form Liverpool defeated helpless Leicester with two goals from Curtis Jones to extend their recent winning streak and move the Foxes closer to Premier League relegation. With a game more played than Newcastle and Manchester United, Jurgen Klopp's team has won seven straight matches to strengthen their bid for a top-four finish.
With only two games left, Leicester, the 2016 Premier League champions, are two points away from safety in 19th place after another awful loss. The similar combination allowed the Reds to score twice in the first half, with Mohamed Salah twice finding Jones, who finished forcefully to record his first Premier League hat trick.
Before halftime, the score should have been 3-0, but home keeper Daniel Iversen made an outstanding reaction save to stop Cody Gakpo from scoring from close range. By setting up Trent Alexander-Arnold to curl a beautiful finish into the top corner of the net with a free kick in the second half, Salah earned his third assist of the game.