Liverpool gained for the primary time in 5 English Premier League video games after thrashing Leeds 6-1 on Monday.
Liverpool hadn’t tasted victory in additional than six weeks, since routing Manchester United 7-0.
But after Cody Gakpo’s opener and Mohamed Salah’s quickfire addition for a 2-0 halftime lead, Liverpool tore aside Leeds within the second half. Salah and Diogo Jota completed with a pair every, and Darwin Nunez got here off the bench to attain late.
Leeds halved the deficit two minutes after the break when Ibrahima Konate was caught in possession by Luis Sinisterra, who lifted his effort over goalkeeper Alisson to make it 2-1.
But the Leeds protection collapsed in acquainted trend, struggling consecutive heavy residence defeats eight days after dropping to Crystal Palace 5-1. Leeds has conceded 60 league objectives, greater than another aspect,
Liverpool remained eighth within the standings, two factors behind Brighton. Leeds’ survival hopes had been dealt one other huge blow by staying sixteenth, two factors above the drop zone.
Jurgen Klopp hailed what he known as Liverpool’s greatest efficiency of the season.
“The moment in the game I enjoyed the most was the 92nd minute,” the Reds supervisor mentioned. “It’s already 6-1 and we lose the ball and we had 4 gamers chasing.
“From a counter-pressing standpoint that was undoubtedly the very best sport we have performed this season, in possession in all probability as effectively.
“We had been calm within the decisive moments to go distinctive balls. Mo’s second was tremendous play. Curtis (Jones) to Robbo (Andrew Robertson), then Cody (Gakpo) after which the ball to Mo. That was actually good. There had been plenty of good moments.”
Liverpool went forward within the thirty fourth minute in controversial trend. Trent Alexander-Arnold appeared to make use of his arm to manage the ball when dispossessing Junior Firpo. But referee Craig Pawson allowed play to proceed and there was no VAR intervention after Alexander-Arnold acquired a return go from Salah earlier than crossing low for Gakpo to show residence.
There was nothing controversial in regards to the guests’ second objective. Jota robbed Weston McKennie in midfield and slipped in Salah, who smashed a left-footed end into the highest nook from the left fringe of the penalty space.
The guests had struck twice in 4 minutes from their first two probabilities to imagine full management by halftime.
Leeds then hauled itself again two minutes after the restart. Ibrahima Konate was caught in possession by Sinisterra and the Colombian confirmed energy and composure to dink a neat end over Alisson.
But Liverpool restored the two-goal lead 5 minutes later. Jota raced on to Jones’ defense-splitting go and curled a first-time shot past Illan Meslier.
Leeds struck a put up by way of Brenden Aaronson’s long-range effort and Salah had an effort dominated out for offside after a VAR examine earlier than Liverpool put the consequence past doubt within the sixty fourth.
Robertson’s cross was helped on by Gakpo and the unmarked Salah transformed his fifteenth league objective on the far put up.
Liverpool rubberstamped its superiority with a fifth objective by way of Jota’s scuffed end from Jordan Henderson’s cross within the 73rd.
The rout was accomplished within the closing minute, with substitute Nunez’s scientific end from Alexander-Arnold’s go dominated onside by VAR.