Liverpool vs Leeds United Highlights
Watch Liverpool vs Leeds united highlights as Salah and DIogo double scores on the match against Leeds united on the premier league fixtures at Elland road.
As Liverpool stands in the 8th position of the points table, leeds united is placed on the 16th place of the points table.
Jurgen Klopp’s side, hoping to spark a late push for an unlikely top-four finish, had failed to score against a bottom-six team in their last six attempts, but there was no danger of history repeating itself after racing into a two-goal lead before the game’s halfway point.
Doubles from Mo Salah and Diogo Jota helped them move within three points of sixth-placed Aston Villa, while Leeds remain just two points above the relegation places having shipped 11 goals in their past two home outings.
There was an element of controversy about Liverpool’s opener, with creator Trent Alexander-Arnold appearing to use an arm to control the ball in the preamble, but VAR declined to intervene as the full-back laid the ball on a plate for Cody Gakpo to tap home at the back post.
Operating in a hybrid midfield role, Alexander-Arnold enjoyed 153 touches of the ball across the 90 minutes – the second-most of any player all season. “Trent is providing quality. Watching him in this role, he’s doing it perfectly.
The Egyptian scored a majestic fourth (64) shortly after Jota netted his first goal in over a year (52), with the Portuguese forward adding an impressive second to his personal tally in the 73rd minute.
“It was a special second half, we played really well,” Jota commented after breaking his 12 month goal drought. “We scored some great goals. It has been a hard season for me and the team so it is a relief for me to score.”
The visitors wrapped up a stylish performance with a concluding goal in the final minute of normal time when Alexander-Arnold slipped in substitute Darwin Nunez, who finished neatly for his ninth Premier League strike of the campaign.
The victory was Liverpool’s first in all competitions since they thumped Manchester United 7-0 in early March, but will serve as another damaging blow to Leeds’ survival hopes after also conceding five on home turf against Crystal Palace eight days ago.
Jurgen Klopp on postmatch interview
Jurgen Klopp said, “Best game we played this season, from many different aspects. Controlling the game, we caused a lot of mistakes from Leeds. Sensational goals. We counter-pressed the best we have for long ago.
“In the 92nd minute, we lose the ball and four players chase the ball. It was outstanding and exactly what we wanted.
“I can’t explain why our counter-pressing has not been there as we’ve been asking for it but tonight it clicked. It actually clicked in the second half against Arsenal. The direction we had in that game was because we won balls back.
“Where will we end up, I don’t know. But it will go on after the season. That’s why we need all the results and performances to build on and understand, so we can build something new, something slightly different.
“I would like to see us with the same desire, passion and understanding that we showed tonight. It’s our job to find that consistency.”
Javi Gracia on postmatch interview
Javi Gracia said, “Very disappointed because we didn’t expect this result. It’s something we have to work on. Conceding these mistakes, it’s not easy to get good results. We need to improve as quick as possible.
“Maybe the first goal is coming through handball, but after that we conceded many chances. We didn’t let ourselves compete again [after scoring].
“We felt like we could improve the game, but as I told you, after scoring we conceded another goal. It was impossible for us. We knew before these games, it’s not easy to manage in these moments. We try to work and improve.
“It’s hard. But I know there is only one way to achieve our objective – to stay together in good and bad moments.”