Jurgen Klopp has saluted a great Liverpool performance over 90 minutes as his men put Leicester City to the sword 4-1 in front of over 53,000 fans at Anfield.

Liverpool needed just 13 minutes to take the lead at an expanded Anfield, with Roberto Firmino fed by James Milner, the Brazilian then shrugging off Robert Huth and slotting into the back of the net.

And in the 31st minute it was 2-0, with Sadio Mane getting in on the action. The summer signing linked up well with Mane, allowing the winger space to chip past the Leicester goalkeeper.

The visitors had hope however as just seven minutes later Jamie Vardy scored, finishing well from close range following a mistake from Lucas Leiva.

The Foxes then nearly levelled before the break as they hit the woodwork from a long throw, which Simon Mignolet got nowhere near.


And Liverpool made Leicester pay when Adam Lallana hit a superb strike in the 56th minute to make it 3-1.

A fourth for the hosts arrived a minute before time, with Firmino scoring his second of the game.

For Klopp, Liverpool had produced a superb performance which lasted the full 90 minutes.

"At the end it was a great performance over 90 minutes. I thought it was a good challenge for us today because I know we can be really strong", Klopp told BT Sport.

"If something does not work we have to show we can stay in the race, and believe in our style.

"We played calm football, but we can’t create with each pass, each movement."

Klopp also had warm words for champions Leicester.

"Leicester have big quality, are always a threat, even after we scored our third."