Liverpool continues their unbeaten streak over Leeds by securing a handsome victory. The Reds had Leeds’ number even before Struijk’s red card, scoring through Salah and Fabinho. Once Leeds was down to 10 men they were always going to struggle further, and Mane grabbed a goal of his own late on.
Leeds United had many chances to convert but a lack of finishing touch lost them at no goals. Liverpool also had many chances in the first half itself in front of the goal but here also final touch did not come. Chelsea hunts Aston Villa 3-0.
Liverpool took 30 shots but could only manage 9 of them on target and scored 3 goals. Salah became the 38th player to score 100 goals in Premier League. The tackle that produced the red card was very harsh on Harvey Elliot and injured the player.
The 18-year-old was making his third Premier League start in a row for the Reds. However, he had to be stretchered off just before the hour-mark. Elliott went down to the floor in visible discomfort after a challenge from Leeds defender, Pascal Struijk.
Struijk was given his marching orders while Elliott received medical attention and was stretchered off the pitch. Elliott looks as if he will be out of action for many months. The injury happened right in front of Jurgen Klopp and he looked stunned on the sidelines.
He was then visibly emotional during his post-match interview. Watch it below:
Fabinho took the player of the match yesterday after a goal and lots of interceptions with a spice of tackles in his game. The strength helped him to stay on his guard and in balance to take his team to a win.
The 8 minute stoppage time helped Mane to score a goal for himself and as the Leeds side being 1 man down it was impossible for them to win against Liverpool because it was looking hard even with a full squad on their side.
Liverpool is unbeaten in their last 11 meetings with Leeds in all competitions (W8 D3) since a 2-1 home loss in April 2001.
Leeds have failed to win any of their opening four league games in a top-flight campaign for the first time since 1958-59.
Since the start of last season, Liverpool has scored more Premier League goals from corners than any other side (13), while Leeds has conceded the most in this fashion in that time (also 13).