Liverpool took a convincing 3-0 win over Leeds United on Elland Road today.
The game started at a hectic pace in front of a noisy crowd on Elland Road and the first chance would go to the home side. Alisson parried Rodrigo’s shot after the Spanish striker was free in the penalty area 14 meters from goal.
Liverpool’s attackers looked sharp from the start and after 15 minutes Diogo Jota forced Leeds keeper Illan Meslier to a decent reaction freeze after a fine pass from Mohamed Salah.
Jürgen Klopp’s side would take the lead after 20 minutes over the newest member of the famous 100-club in the Premier League, Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian king ended a fine team move from close range after a low cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Liverpool really started to dominate after taking the lead and Leeds had to hold on to score just one goal behind at the break.
But after a few minutes in the second half, the Reds would count their dominance, Fabinho bundled the home game after a corner from close range.
Unfortunately, in the 58th minute, a disaster struck the promising young Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliot. The 18-year-old suffered a terrible leg injury following a foul from Leeds defender Pascal Struijk. The injury was so severe that the TV networks refused to show the replays and Struijk was shown the red card by referee Craig Pawson.
Liverpool would take a deserved third place in stoppage time over Sadio Mane, the Senegalese striker firing a powerful low performance having previously missed a handful of opportunities over the course of the game.
While Liverpool fans will no doubt be delighted with the win and the way their team performed, most thoughts will be focused on wishing Elliot the best as he embarks on a long road to recovery.
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