Mohamed Salah’s hat-trick sees Liverpool past Leeds in Premier League classic

Mo Salah

Mohamed Salah completed his hat-trick with a late penalty as Premier League champions Liverpool just about saw off Leeds on their long-awaited return.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side, back in the top flight after 16 years, were impressive throughout and came from behind to level on three occasions.

But Salah – who scored two spot-kicks – had the last word to ensure Jurgen Klopp’s team start with a win.

Jack Harrison, Patrick Bamford and Mateusz Klich all scored for Leeds.

It was a hugely encouraging, if ultimately pointless, return for the Yorkshire side who looked set to earn a point when Klich scored a fabulous goal at the Anfield Road end.

But record signing Rodrigo, a second-half replacement for Bamford, made a rash challenge on Fabinho to allow Salah the chance to thump home.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Liverpool

  • 1Alisson
  • 66Alexander-ArnoldSubstituted forMatipat 89′minutes
  • 12Gomez
  • 4van Dijk
  • 26Robertson
  • 8KeitaSubstituted forFabinhoat 58′minutes
  • 14HendersonSubstituted forJonesat 66′minutes
  • 5Wijnaldum
  • 11Salah
  • 9FirminoBooked at 76mins
  • 10Mané

Substitutes

  • 3Fabinho
  • 7Milner
  • 13Adrián
  • 17Jones
  • 18Minamino
  • 27Origi
  • 32Matip

Leeds

  • 1Meslier
  • 2Ayling
  • 5Koch
  • 21Struijk
  • 15Dallas
  • 23Phillips
  • 17Hélder Costa
  • 19HernándezSubstituted forRobertsat 62′minutes
  • 43KlichSubstituted forShackletonat 81′minutes
  • 22Harrison
  • 9BamfordSubstituted forRodrigoat 62′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Poveda-Ocampo
  • 10Alioski
  • 11Roberts
  • 13Casilla
  • 20Rodrigo
  • 46Shackleton
  • 49Casey

Referee:
Michael Oliver

Match Stats

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Match ends, Liverpool 4, Leeds United 3.

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