Liverpool and Leicester continue to take a comfortable seat on the EPL table, as the major contender for the trophy. The two has won all the last five matches, setting a borderline to their next rival Manchester city. Liverpool top the table with 46 points, followed by Leicester 38 point with 5 points margin separating Rodgers boys from Pep’s men. Yesterday, Jamie Vardy extended his red-hot streak with a brace in Sunday’s record-breaking 4-1 rout of Aston Villa.
Brendan Rodgers’ second-placed side moved within eight points of Liverpool thanks to goals from Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Evans at Villa Park.
Jack Grealish had reduced the deficit to 2-1 late in the first half, but Leicester cruised to an eighth consecutive top-flight victory, setting a new club record that smashed the previous best from the 1962-63 season.
Vardy has now scored in eight consecutive Premier League appearances and is the competition’s top scorer with 16 goals this term.
Leicester’s surge up the table, after 12 wins from their last 14 league games, has made them unexpected title contenders again and leaves them in position to qualify for the Champions League.
Jurgen Klopp’s men remain heavy title favourites and the acid test of Leicester’s credentials will come with successive fixtures against Manchester City and Liverpool over Christmas.
“We will just concentrate on playing as well as we can and with a performance level as high as we can,” Rodgers added.