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Mohamed Salah hat trick for Liverpool against Leeds settled the game for the home side.
Mohamed Salah scores a hat-trick as Liverpool started their Premier League journey with a bang. A thrilling 4-3 win against Leeds secures a win for the home team.
Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the season started late, and eventually, the Premier League returned with a bang as Liverpool and Leeds shows a classic football match with a nail-biting finish
Liverpool won the Premier League last season after 30 years and they started their 20-21 campaign with the same energy and the same motivation to win it again for the 20th time.
Liverpool against Leeds was a complete thriller match as the away team came from behind after scoring the third goal and equal the scoreline with 3-3 at last Salah finished them with a penalty just two minutes before the final whistle.
Leeds are back in the Premier League for the first time after 16 years and they deserve every bit of appreciation for putting the defending champion under pressure. Leeds have given a tough fight to Liverpool and expose their flaws during the game.
Earlier Liverpool lost the Community Shield to Arsenal. This was the first warning for the team to work on the flaws and work as a team for the upcoming campaign.
Salah was exceptional against the Leeds, he won the penalty in the fourth minute of the game when his shot hit Leeds Robin Koch on his arm, and the referee’s whistle it a penalty for the home side.
Leeds scored in the 12th minute to equal the scoreline with 1-1 when Leeds midfielder Jack Harrison shot cut past Trent Alexander-Arnold with a beautiful low finish goal in the bottom corner of the net.
Virgil van Dijk put the Liverpool ahead just after eight minutes with a powerful header from Robertson’s corner.
Bielsa’s high press game against Liverpool exposed the flaws of the Reds, and they not look comfortable against the Leeds during the game. Patrick Bamford scored the equalizer goal for Leeds after the poor clearance from the world-class defender Van Dijk.
Salah again scored before halftime, this time it was pure magic with a breathtaking shot into the top corner of the net.
Leeds equalized again for a third time during the match when Helder Costa’s pass set up Mateusz Klich for a goal in a 66th minute of the game.
After 3-3 scorelines it all looked like the match would be finished without a winner and both teams had to settle with one point each. But as said football is all about drama and thrill, Leeds debutant Rodrigo tumbled Fabinho and Salah scored the goal from the penalty spot, and at last Leeds didn’t have sufficient time to come back again.
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