Liverpool fire four past Leicester in Singapore friendly

Liverpool geared up for the start of their new Premier League campaign with an impressive display in Singapore on Sunday as they thumped English rivals Leicester City 4-0 in a pre-season friendly.


Goals by Darwin Nunez, Bobby Clark and Diogo Jota in an eight-minute spell late in the first half gave the Reds a 3-0 lead at the interval. Ben Doak then head­ed in their fourth midway through the second half to seal a thumping victory at the National Stadium. With two weeks left before Liverpool kick off their Premier League season at Chelsea, manager Ju­rgen Klopp could reflect on a good day of preparation for his side. “We had a lot of good moments but we can do better,” said the German.


“I’m absolutely fine (with how things went). The result was good, nobody was injured — just a few knocks — and the at­mosphere during and after the game was top class. So yeah, it was a good day in the office.” Liverpool face Bayern Munich in another pre-season friendly in Singapore on Wednesday while Leicester, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, are returning to England for the start of their Championship campaign against Coventry City next Sunday. —AFP