Diogo Jota double gives Reds Anfield win over Leicester

Diogo Jota scored twice as Liverpool marked their return to Premier League action with a 2-0 victory over Leicester City at Anfield on Thursday evening.

The forward put the Reds into the lead on 34 minutes, converting from close quarters after Virgil van Dijk’s header from a corner had been parried.

Mohamed Salah marked his return to club duty with a lively cameo off the bench in the second half, with the Egyptian coming closest to extending the advantage when he struck the crossbar.

A second did duly arrive with three minutes of normal time remaining, however, when Jota spun onto Joel Matip’s nudge into the area and netted to seal victory.

Simos Sakka