Leeds United were fantastic on their opening match of the English Premier League at Anfield for the past 16 years. The thrilling match started with an opening goal by Mo’ Salah at the 4th minute with an equalizer by Jack Harrison in the 12th minute.
Virgil van Dijk netted the third goal in the game in a header to a corner kick at the 20th minute while Patrick Bamford equalized the game at the 30th minute. This is a clash of champions from the premier league and 2nd division, which also highly competitive as described fans.
The Egyptian skipper striker scored another goal in the 33rd minute advancing the Reds above Leeds United. The host dominated the game with a total of 22 shots with 6 shots on target while the visitors had 6 shots with 3 shots on target. Mateusz Klich equalized with another at the 66th minute.
Liverpool continued to put more pressure on the Bielsa’s men and Fabinho got fouled in the 18-yard box which provided a penalty kick for Mo Salah and he scored his hat-trick goal in the 88th minute. Mo Salah who is leading the Premier League Golden Boot race from tonight’s hat-trick record in the opening game.
Mo Salah’s hat-trick only starts to tell the story of a pulsating match at Anfield as Leeds announced their return to the Premier League in fine style, even in defeat. Jack Harrison, Patrick Bamford, and Mateusz Klich all scored during a pulsating contest, but the Reds’ second penalty in the closing stages sealed it.
“It’s a good start for us. Leeds are a good team, they played well and the intensity was really high. We did a good job in the end. It’s important for me to keep focused on the penalties and score the goals – and get the three points. Leeds are a tough team, they scored three goals against us and that’s unusual so we have to keep improving,” said Mo Salah.
The ball possession between Liverpool and Leeds United is 48% and 52% respectively but the visitors couldn’t capitalize on the chances they had with the Reds.
"What a game. What an opponent. What a performance from both teams, football at its best and I love that." – Jurgen Klopp reacts to Liverpool's 4-3 victory against Leeds 🗨️
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GET IN, REDS!! 🔴
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 12, 2020
FULL TIME: #LUFC go toe-to-toe with the defending champions but fall to a late penalty. 4-3
— Leeds United (@LUFC) September 12, 2020