Mohamed Salah continued his phenomenal goalscoring file at Anfield as his hat trick secured a 4-Three win for Liverpool towards Premier League new boys Leeds United.
Marcelo Bielsa’s males regarded destined to finish their 16-year absence from the highest flight with a decided draw – which they might have been unbelievable worth for.
However ‘El Loco’ might solely look on and grimace as membership file signing Rodrigo gave away a penalty within the 87th minute, which Salah duly stepped up and slotted residence.
Life within the Premier League couldn’t have gotten off to a worse begin for Leeds as debutant Robin Koch was adjudged to have dealt with Salah’s goalbound shot within the field, with the Egypt worldwide changing the spot-kick.
The Whites have been degree inside minutes as Kalvin Phillips’ raking move discovered Jack Harrison on the left wing and the on-loan Manchester City man left Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold in his wake earlier than firing residence.
The champions regained the lead when Virgil van Dijk powered residence a nook, however the Netherlands skipper was utterly at fault for Leeds’ second equaliser as his poor contact let in Patrick Bamford to carry the ball over Alisson.
Defensive mishaps appeared to be the order of the day as confusion within the customer’s field gifted Salah the chance to lash residence a venomous volley into the highest nook to place Liverpool again in entrance.
The sport’s sixth aim was maybe the very best as Helder Costa’s looking move into the field discovered Mathues Klich within the field, who managed the ball into the air and clinically volleyed into the web.
Though it was the kind of aim which deserved followers in attendance, the Championship winners will head into their subsequent Premier League fixture at residence to Play-Off winners Fulham safe within the data they belong at this degree.
But they may should be extra resolute on the again as Rodrigo’s sloppy sort out on Fabinho within the field gifted Salah the chance to get his third Premier League hat-trick and snatch the factors for the hosts.
For Liverpool, some impatient supporters will name for additional funding into the squad to enhance the depth. But with Salah reaching 97 targets in simply 154 video games for the Reds, maybe it’s extra vital to maintain the 28-year-old match in any respect prices.
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