It was another exhilarating performance by the Reds who could easily have won the match by a wider margin. The Foxes made the perfect start, scoring in the third minute when Vicente Iborra won the ball and found Riyad Mahrez who set up Jamie Vardy to score with a close-range finish. When Liverpool tried to respond Salah fired wide while Andy Robertson’s cross was only just ahead of Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho.
Harry Maguire then got in a last-ditch tackle to stop Salah as Liverpool surged forward while Kasper Schmeichel did well to keep Coutinho’s powerful drive out. Sadio Mane turned Robertson’s cross home in the 20th minute, only for the effort to be rightly ruled out for offside before Salah chipped the ball over Schmeichel, but also the bar, when the Egypt international seemed certain to score.
Liverpool had penalty appeals waved away when Robertson went down under Daniel Amartey’s challenge as the Reds continued to dominate. Jurgen Klopp’s side finally got the goal their pressure deserved seven minutes into the second half when Mane’s back-heel sent Salah clear and he kept his composure before firing past Schmeichel. Salah wasted another opportunity just before the hour mark as Liverpool pressed for a second goal before Mane had another effort ruled out for offside.
A rare attack by the Foxes ended with Iborra lashing a shot just over the bar with Loris Karius beaten. Liverpool grabbed the winner with 14 minutes left when Salah got the better of Maguire before firing into the bottom corner of Schmeichel’s net.