James Milner’s stoppage-time penalty earned Liverpool a dramatic victory over Leicester at Anfield and extended their winning run in the Premier League to 17.

Milner scored from the spot in the 95th-minute following a video assistant referee review, after Sadio Mane was clipped by Marc Albrighton in the box.

Foxes midfielder James Maddision had made it 1-1 late on when he slipped the ball under Reds keeper Adrian with their first shot on target.

Mane gave Liverpool a first-half lead, racing on to Milner’s through ball.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers was making his first return to Anfield since 2015, when he was replaced as Liverpool boss by Jurgen Klopp.

The result increased Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table to eight points, though second-placed Manchester City can reduce the gap to five once more when they host Wolves on Sunday (14:00 BST).

More to follow.

Line-ups

Liverpool

  • 13Adrián
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
  • 6Lovren
  • 4van Dijk
  • 26Robertson
  • 5WijnaldumSubstituted forHendersonat 78′minutes
  • 3FabinhoBooked at 39mins
  • 7Milner
  • 10Mané
  • 11SalahSubstituted forLallanaat 90+2′minutes
  • 9FirminoSubstituted forOrigiat 78′minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Keita
  • 12Gomez
  • 14Henderson
  • 20Lallana
  • 27Origi
  • 62Kelleher
  • 67Elliott

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 21Ricardo Pereira
  • 6EvansBooked at 69mins
  • 4SöyüncüBooked at 53mins
  • 3Chilwell
  • 25NdidiBooked at 30mins
  • 15BarnesSubstituted forAlbrightonat 45′minutes
  • 26PraetSubstituted forPérezat 73′minutes
  • 8Tielemans
  • 10MaddisonSubstituted forChoudhuryat 86′minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 9Vardy

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 5Morgan
  • 7Gray
  • 11Albrighton
  • 12Ward
  • 17Pérez
  • 20Choudhury
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh

Match Stats

Home TeamLiverpoolAway TeamLeicester
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away2
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Liverpool 2, Leicester City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Liverpool 2, Leicester City 1.

Goal!

Goal! Liverpool 2, Leicester City 1. James Milner (Liverpool) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

VAR Decision: Penalty Liverpool.

Penalty Liverpool. Sadio Mané draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Adam Lallana replaces Mohamed Salah because of an injury.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Chilwell (Leicester City).

Booking

Hamza Choudhury (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Hamza Choudhury (Leicester City).

Divock Origi (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City).

Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ayoze Pérez (Leicester City).

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Hamza Choudhury replaces James Maddison.

Attempt missed. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Andrew Robertson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Ricardo Pereira.

Attempt missed. Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Ricardo Pereira.

Sadio Mané (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Youri Tielemans (Leicester City).

Offside, Liverpool. Trent Alexander-Arnold tries a through ball, but James Milner is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Liverpool 1, Leicester City 1. James Maddison (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ayoze Pérez.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Divock Origi replaces Roberto Firmino.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Jordan Henderson replaces Georginio Wijnaldum.

Attempt blocked. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohamed Salah.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Ayoze Pérez replaces Dennis Praet.

Attempt missed. Dennis Praet (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Roberto Firmino.

Booking

Jonny Evans (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonny Evans (Leicester City).

Offside, Liverpool. Roberto Firmino tries a through ball, but Mohamed Salah is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mohamed Salah.

Attempt missed. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Foul by Sadio Mané (Liverpool).

Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.