Plenty of Liverpool fans have been fondly recalling one of the standout moments in the Reds’ remarkable Premier League season so far.
On Boxing Day, Jurgen Klopp’s team travelled to face a Leicester side then occupying second place in the league and destroyed them 4-0, a game which was brought up on Twitter this week by @empireofthekop.
What a night this was – Boxing Day and the whole country watching Liverpool travel to 2nd placed Leicester and teach them a footballing lesson ???????? pic.twitter.com/6i8DpiWk5Q
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) April 29, 2020
The Foxes were Liverpool’s closest challengers at the time and the Reds had only just returned from the Club World Cup in Qatar. It bore the hallmarks of being a very stern test of the Merseysiders’ title credentials but they passed it in style with what has so far been their joint-biggest win of the season in all competitions.
Roberto Firmino’s header on the half-hour opened the scoring that night and Liverpool ruthlessly put their opponents to the sword in the space of seven second half minutes as James Milner, Firmino and Trent Alexander-Arnold netted to complete what BBC reporter Phil McNulty described as “a powerful statement victory”, one which put them 13 points clear at the summit.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter unsurprisingly had fond memories of the game, with one Kopite viewing it as a contender for “the best Liverpool performance I’ve ever seen“:
This might be the best Liverpool performance I’ve ever seen
— Will Dorey (@Will_Dorey) April 29, 2020
Watched the highlights just 2 days ago (yes I’m missing footy) we absolutely blew them away, masterclass
— Stu Gaskell (@StuGaskell) April 29, 2020
Best performance this season and possibly best under Klopp
— Kevin Sobers (@kvsobers) April 29, 2020
That was the night WE KNEW.
— simon leigh (@simonleighphoto) April 29, 2020
Was fretting about this match, thinking they’d be tired after Qatar. How wrong I was
— CarloCameraman (@carlo174) April 29, 2020
I was nervous as well – until that TAA masterclass!
— Rush The Kop (@RushTheKop) April 29, 2020
Arguably the best performance from lfc this season. It was what we expect from them most weeks. Amazing how they seem to have ‘stuttered’ to a 25pts lead while barely getting out of 3rd gear most of the season!! ??????
— Foysol Miah (@FmFoy87) April 29, 2020
Best performance of the season by far
— Andy Dwyer (@DwizeLfc) April 30, 2020
Liverpool fans, do you think the 4-0 win at Leicester was the Reds’ best performance of the entire season? What are your memories of that night in December? Let us know in the comments section below!