Tonight Liverpool went level on points at the top of the table after cruising past Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City at Anfield. The Reds were in control throughout the game as they waltzed to a 3-0 victory. One moment in particular has Kopites talking. Many Liverpool fans believe Roberto Firmino is cursed after he was denied a goal in the second half.
Record breaking night
Tonight Liverpool set a new club record for consecutive league games unbeaten at Anfield, reaching 64 games.
It was yet another thoroughly professional performance from Jürgen Klopp’s men.
The Reds went ahead through a Jonny Evans own goal early on, the defender heading into his own net from a corner.
Diogo Jota doubled the Reds’ lead with a fantastic header from yet another stunning Andy Robertson cross.
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The second half saw more and more chances for the hosts, Sadio Mane denied numerous times.
Eventually Roberto Firmino headed home from a corner to seal the win.
Roberto Firmino cursed
Before the Brazilian headed home from a corner he was denied by the slimmest of margins.
Diogo Jota threaded the ball through to the forward and he fired past the Leicester keeper only for the ball to ricochet back…then back again…then it was cleared off the line.
Upon review we learned that Bobby was denied by just 1cm.
Twitter on Firmino ghost goal
Liverpool fans thought there was only one word for what was going on…
However, he did nod home a header eventually…