Diogo Jota double sinks Leicester to maintain Liverpool’s title pursuit


Liverpool may be in distant pursuit of Manchester City but the chase goes on, thanks to a player whose chances of overhauling the leader in the scoring stakes may be equally remote. Mohamed Salah could go to Africa for a month and retain a sizeable advantage in the race for the Golden Boot but as he made his comeback in a cameo, Diogo Jota showed why Liverpool have the division’s two most prolific players by scoring twice.

Liverpool’s deficit to City stands at nine points and Jürgen Klopp argued: “I am not sure we are in a position to put them on their toes. I don’t think they smell our breath already.” Meanwhile, Jota cut Salah’s lead to four goals. It could be a gulf too big to bridge given that the Egyptian could have had a hat-trick inside five minutes during his bit-part role, but Jota again illustrated that potency at Anfield is not confined to Salah.

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Written by Richard Jolly at Anfield
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/feb/10/liverpool-leicester-premier-league-match-report under the title “Diogo Jota double sinks Leicester to maintain Liverpool’s title pursuit”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.