Robert Firmino scored twice as Liverpool crushed their nearest premier league rivals, Leicester City 4-0 on Boxing Day at King Power Stadium.

The first 17 minutes of the match made the Club World Cup winners seem unprepared against the hosts but it quickly passed as the match progressed and they began to show their skills and determination.

Firmino scored the opening goal in the 31st minute with a header before substitute James Milner made it 2-0 from the penalty spot. Then Firmino scored the third goal from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s assists before Arnold himself made it 4-0.

Liverpool were 10 points clear in the premier league before Christmas but the latest win puts them at 13 points clear of the still second placed Leicester City.

The Reds are obviously serious on winning their first premier league title in 30 years while the foxes’ bid for a second title is increasingly uncertain due to back to back defeat to Manchester City and Liverpool.

Leicester will visit West Ham on Saturday while Liverpool end fulfilling year 2019 with a match against Wolves on Sunday.