Liverpool marked the opening of its new Main Stand with a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Premier League title holder Leicester City on Saturday at Anfield.
In front of a crowd of 54,000, Roberto Firmino gave the Reds the ideal start when he found the target after just 13 minutes, collecting James Milner’s delivery into his run and finishing with aplomb.
Sadio Mane then put the finishing touches on an outstanding team move to enhance the hosts’ advantage when he lifted Daniel Sturridge’s clever back-heel over Kasper Schmeichel.
Jamie Vardy lifted Leicester’s hopes when he benefited from a wayward pass across the face of goal from Lucas Leiva to convert into an empty net, but Adam Lallana restored Liverpool’s two-goal cushion in the early stages of the second half when he emphatically netted from Georginio Wijnaldum’s lay-off inside the box.
And Firmino made certain of victory when he steered into the net after Mane had beaten Schmeichel to a ball forward and squared for his fellow forward to slide in ensure life at the new-look Anfield began in the best possible fashion.
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