Liverpool defeats Leicester 1-0 with Benteke goal

LIVERPOOL: Leicester lost its first Premier League game since September in a 1-0 defeat at Liverpool on Saturday.

Substitute Christian Benteke struck in the 64th minute against the league leaders at Anfield, steering home a pass across goal by Roberto Firmino with a controlled finish.

Liverpool dominated the first half, with Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi going closest for Juergen Klopp's team.

But striker Origi hobbled off injured after a promising 35 minutes, appearing to point to his hamstring. Benteke replaced him in Liverpool's attack.

N'Golo Kante almost scored for Leicester by turning a cross from Christian Fuchs toward goal, only for Simon Mignolet to make a good low save.

The defeat was Leicester's first since losing 5-2 to Arsenal on Sept. 26.