Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane each scored braces to help Liverpool produce one of the comfortable football scores of the midweek action in the Premier League. Salah opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 15th minute before Joel Matip doubled their advantage in the 30th minute. Salah scored his second in the 35th minute before Sadio Mane made it four in the 80th minute. Mane scored again in the 90th minute before Virgil Van Dijk made it six with the last kick of the game.
Liverpool: Alisson (6), Alexander-Arnold (7), Matip (8), Van Dijk (7), Robertson (7), Fabinho (7), Thiago (7), Jones (7), Salah (8), Mane (8), Diaz (7).
Subs: Milner (6), Henderson (7), Origi (7).
Leeds: Meslier (4), Ayling (4), Struijk (5), Firpo (5), James (6), Forshaw (5), Klich (5), Dallas (4), Harrison (5), Raphinha (5), Rodrigo (5).
Subs: Roberts (5), Gelhardt (5), Shackleton (5).
Man of the match: Mohamed Salah
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: “In the end, it went pretty smoothly. It was really hard work because they make it hard work. We had to find a bit during the game and calm our possession. It’s really tricky – if you play against a man-marking side, you tend to feel pressure when there is none. The game becomes hectic, and Leeds are really good when the game is hectic.”
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa: “The distances between the two teams – we were never able to reduce them. Of course, we thought it would be difficult to play an even-keel game, but we wanted to prevent what ended up happening. As a result like today, you can’t explain it with the absences. We are fighting relegation and, of course, it worries me.”
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