Ruthless Liverpool goes 13 points clear in EPL with rout of Leicester City

    Roberto Firmino's firm header put Liverpool on the way to a 4-0 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

    (CNN)Freshly crowned Club World Cup champion Liverpool took a giant stride towards its first English top flight title in 30 years with a 4-0 Boxing Day rout of closest challenger Leicester City.

    Roberto Firmino, who scored the winner in the extra time victory over Flamengo in Qatar, grabbed a double as Jurgen Klopp's high flyers stretched their lead at the top to 13 points with a remarkable 17th win from 18 English Premier League matches.
    In a one-sided encounter at Leicester's King Power Stadium, substitute James Milner from the penalty spot and an inspired Trent Alexander-Arnold added the other goals in a stunning victory.
      Full back Alexander-Arnold provided the assists for both Firmino's goals, the first the opener on 31 minutes, his firm header beating Kasper Schmeichel's despairing dive.
      Mo Salah came close to adding a second either side of the break, but it finally came with 20 minutes remaining as a corner hit Caglar Soyuncu's arm and Liverpool was awarded a penalty.
      Substitute James Milner's first touch was to slot home the spot kick and soon after the Alexander-Arnold -- Firmino double act was up and running again as the Brazilian forward scored his second from a precise low pass.