Leicester suffered a 3-1 defeat against Manchester City last Saturday and it ensured Jurgen Klopp's side held on to a 10-point lead at the top despite playing a game less. They displayed no signs of tiredness from their exertions in the Middle East as for the majority of the game they made second-placed Leicester look second rate.
The lead could have been doubled three minutes later when Virgil Van Dijk teed up Mane to wriggle his way into a shooting position from 12 yards, but Schmeichel kept his side in the match with a courageous chest block.
"I think that team can stay unbeaten, and it will be who's going to beat them first, because I think they will win the league".
"We just didn't have long enough periods with the ball. It was a complete performance".
Crystal Palace climbed up to eighth thanks to Jordan Ayew's brilliant individual run and finish a minute from time to beat West Ham 2-1. Alexander-Arnold's crosses set up both of Roberto Firmino's goals and another was handled by Leicester Çağlar Söyüncü which led to James Milner scoring a penalty.
The danger appeared negligible when a cleared corner fell to Alexander-Arnold 20 yards outside the area, yet his whipped-in right-footed delivery to the edge of the six-yard box was inch ideal, giving Firmino the simplest of headed finishes. The full-back scored Liverpool's fourth goal and set up the other three. "And secondly, to be that important with his contribution to the goals, that's a big bonus for us. At the moment we are not answering them", said a frustrated Lampard. "And obviously he did well too!" The Reds, even without a couple key players, should feel good about getting a result. And I think they did the same at Anfield and it worked pretty well for them. But it didn't work out too well for them.
Liverpool's performance was all the more impressive given their preparation for the game.
Following the win, Sky Sports pundit Carragher was quick to praise his former team on social media whom he believes are the best there is now in club football. That sounds negative in my head and we are just focused on the next games. We had treatment on the plane, then we had three full days to prepare for Leicester. You don't really think you will be 13 points but we are happy to be in this position and we will take it for granted.
But he had scored only once in the previous 16 Premier League and Champions League and began to worry about his form until Klopp reminded him of his precious contribution beyond goals. The home side were finding it harder and harder to get the ball away and keep it for a meaningful amount of time.
"Yeah, you guys have to talk about it!"
"We played an exceptional game against Manchester City, a super game against Arsenal".
"People were trying to put us in a race with Liverpool but we know where we are".
"Now is an opportunity to recover and be ready for Wolves". The Tottenham striker canceled out Adam Webster's opener for Brighton then Dele Alli clinched the win to make it five goals in eight games under Jose Mourinho.