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V. van Dijk
A. Robertson
6 - 0
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S. Mané
Goal
5 - 0
80'
S. Mané
J. Henderson
4 - 0
35'
Mohamed Salah
Penalty Goal
3 - 0
30'
J. Matip
Mohamed Salah
2 - 0

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Liverpool are next in action in the EFL Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Leeds take on Tottenham in their next Premier League match on Saturday at Elland Road.
Liverpool have crushed Leeds United in their Premier League clash, defeating the visitors 6-0 at Anfield to move within three points of Manchester City at the top of the table. The Reds were three goals to the good in the first half as Mohamed Salah scored two penalties to take his tally to 19 Premier League goals for the campaign, while he also provided an assist for Joel Matip to find the net. Sadio Mane then notched a late double with close-range finishes before Virgil van Dijk put the icing on the cake with a firm header in stoppage time.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: LIVERPOOL 6-0 LEEDS UNITED
A. Robertson
Assist
90' + 3' Robertson curls a fine cross in from the left flank that Van Dijk connects with and heads past Meslier.
V. van Dijk
Goal
90' + 3' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! VAN DIJK MAKES IT SIX!!!!!!! 6-0 LIVERPOOL!!!!!! Van Dijk pours on the agony for the visitors as he powers a header home from Robertson's corner. The Scot puts his delivery on the money from the left flank and Van Dijk rises free in the box to plant his effort past Meslier.
J. Gelhardt
Yellow Card
90' + 2' Gelhardt brings down Fabinho on the charge and goes into the book.
90' There will be two minutes of added time.
S. Mané
Goal
90' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! MANE NOTCHES HIS SECOND!!!!!! 5-0 LIVERPOOL!!!!!!! Mane is in the right place at the right time to turn home a rebound into an empty net. Origi is played into space down the left inside-channel, but he sees his strike on the slide saved by Meslier. The rebound bounces right into the path of Mane, who cannot miss with his left-footed strike.
89' Mane has surpassed Didier Drogba as the second highest African goalscorer in Premier League history. Only Salah has more goals than his team-mate.
87' BLOCK! Milner latches on to a corner on the edge of the box and hammers a strike at goal, but his effort is blocked by a wall of white shirts on its path to the target.
86' Alisson scampers off his line to clear his lines ahead of Raphinha on the slide. Liverpool are desperate for the clean sheet.
D. Origi
L. Díaz
85' Origi replaces Diaz for the closing stages of the game and the forward receives a warm reception as he makes his way onto the pitch.
82' Liverpool have scored 15 goals in the last 15 minutes of the second half, more than any other team in the Premier League this season.
J. Henderson
Assist
80' Henderson makes a good run into the right-inside channel and cuts a low ball back for Mane to score.
S. Mané
Goal
80' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! MANE HAMMERS HOME FROM CLOSE RANGE!!!!! The Senegalese puts the icing on the cake for Liverpool by firing a right-footed strike past Meslier. Salah releases Henderson into space down the right-inside channel and the skipper sends a precise ball across the face of goal. Mane is left with an open goal and seizes the opening to convert.
J. Milner
C. Jones
77' Jones has been active this evening all over the pitch, but is now withdrawn for Milner.
76' Salah breaks in behind the Leeds defence to latch on to Robertson's ball over the top, but he fails to take it in stride losing it behind for a goal-kick.
74' SAVE! Jones plays a one-two with Robertson to burst into the left-inside channel. He lines up a blast at goal from a tight angle, but Meslier makes a solid stop with his body.
72' Struijk is down for the visitors after taking a blast to the face from the ball. However, he appears to be okay to continue at the back.
70' CHANCE! Dallas hooks a strke narrowly wide of the right post. Firpo bursts down the left flank and cuts a dangerous low cross into the box. Dallas attacks it with a first-time effort, but sends his left-footed attempt wide of the target.
70' Jones attempts a strike at goal from distance from left flank from 25 yards. His effort is ambitious and is saved with ease by Meslier.
J. Henderson
Thiago Alcântara
68' Henderson enters the action to replace Thiago in the Liverpool midfield. The Spaniard was excellent this evening.
66' SAVE! Raphinha cuts inside from the right flank and lines up a curling strike on his left foot that Alisson claims with relative ease.
64' Harrison makes a break to the edge of the Liverpool box before being challenged by Fabinho. Forshaw is first to the loose ball, but his effort is comfortably saved by Alisson.
62' OVER! Jones and Salah combine with two one-twos, which sees the former tee up the forward in the box. Salah only needs to find the target to score, but he blazes his left-footed strike over the bar.
J. Gelhardt
D. James
61' James makes way in the final third for the visitors and is replaced by Gelhardt.
59' SAVE! Salah looks for his hat-trick as he cuts inside from the right flank and lines up a curling strike on his left foot that is parried then held by Meslier.
57' The Reds do not quite have the urgency they had in the first half, but the home side are restricting the play of the visitors in the final third. Alisson has not been troubled.
55' Thiago works the ball to Diaz in space, who raids forward down the left flank before teeing up Mane. The forward goes for a right-footed strike that he scuffs wide of the right post.
54' Harrison breaks down the left flank and whips a low cross into the box that Fabinho is well placed to clear at the near post.
51' Liverpool are trying to regain their intensity in the final third, but Klopp will not want his side to take any risks at this stage.
49' Harrison turns away from Alexander-Arnold and launches a cross into the box, but Alisson makes a routine claim under no pressure.
48' Diaz skips away from two challenges down the right flank and cuts the ball back to Thiago to strike, but Dallas makes an important intervention to clear the danger.
46' We're back under way at Anfield.
T. Roberts
Rodrigo
46' Rodrigo is withdrawn at the break by Bielsa and Roberts makes his way on to the pitch.
J. Shackleton
M. Klich
46' Shackleton replaces Klich at the break for the visitors, which will see the former slot into right-back.
Leeds have been cut open with ease and it is the same story for the Whites at the back of late. They've had no answer for the Reds, and unless they are able to contain Salah, Mane and Diaz in the second half it may only get worse.
Liverpool are in complete control of their Premier League clash against Leeds United holding a 3-0 lead at the break. Two penalties from Mohamed Salah along with a strike from Joel Matip have handed the Reds a dominant advantage and they look capable of more in the second half in their bid to close the gap to Manchester City to three points at the top of the table.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: LIVERPOOL 3-0 LEEDS UNITED
45' + 3' WIDE! Jones takes possession on the edge of the box and goes for a curling strike that travels inches wide of the right post.
45' + 2' OFF THE LINE! Firpo denies Salah a first-half hat-trick with a goalline clearance. The forward latches on to a long ball over the top and lifts his effort over Meslier, but the Brazilian gets back in time to hook it away from danger.
45' + 1' Diaz twists and turns on the edge of the Leeds box and goes for a strike at goal, but he blazes his attempt over the top.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
44' Mane tries to send Robertson down the left flank, but he moves a fraction too soon and is caught offside.
41' FABINHO SHOULD MAKE IT FOUR! The Brazilian latches on to a knockdown from Van Dijk from a free-kick. He only needs to place his effort on target, but he fires inches wide of the right post.
39' Salah has now scored six goals in four appearances in the Premier League against Leeds United.
37' Liverpool have space on the break once more, but Struijk does just enough to divert Alexander-Arnold's throughball away from Salah.
Mohamed Salah
Penalty Goal
35' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! SALAH FINDS THE TOP-RIGHT CORNER!!!!!! 3-0 LIVERPOOL!!!!!!!! The Reds are surely on their way to the three points now as Salah dispatches his penalty past Meslier. The Leeds keeper guesses the right way by diving to his left, but Salah finds the top-right corner with his left-footed strike.
35' The penalty is confirmed and Salah will have a chance to score a second from the spot.
L. Ayling
Yellow Card
33' Ayling goes into the book for pulling back Mane on the charge.
33' PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL! Ayling struggles to contain the run of Mane and pulls back the forward in the box. The referee points to the spot, but there will be a VAR check.
Mohamed Salah
Assist
30' Salah works a brilliant pass with his left foot for the run of Matip to allow the defender to fire past Meslier.
J. Matip
Goal
30' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! MATIP PLACES A STRIKE PAST MESLIER!!!!!! 2-0 LIVERPOOL!!!!!!!!! The defender produces a fine finish from close range to double the Reds' lead. Matip makes a great run forward from the back before he exchanges passes with Salah in the final third. The forward picks out Matip with an inch-perfect offload before he dispatches a right-footed effort past Meslier.
29' SAVE! Robertson leads a break out from the back for the home side and feeds Mane. He keeps the attack moving to Diaz, who sends a cutback towards Robertson. The Scot collects and shoots on the turn, but his effort is saved by Meslier.
28' DISALLOWED GOAL! Raphinha finishes a neat break from the visitors with a tap-in from close range, but he is offside when he finds the back of the net. James, Rodrigo and Harrison combined to great effect, the Brazilian though just moved a fraction too early at the back post.
27' SAVE! Jones takes possession in the Leeds box from an offload from Diaz. He has space to aim a strike at goal, but sends a tame effort straight at Meslier.
23' CHANCE! Diaz surges away from Ayling in the left-inside channel and has space to shoot. However, he loses his footing as he fires at goal and allows Meslier to make a simple stop.
21' Liverpool apply pressure on the visitors at the back and force a mistake. Mane then tries to release a ball into the left-inside channel for Robertson, but he just overhits his offload for a goal-kick.
19' Alisson looks for the long ball over the top for Salah, but it bounces off the surface away from the forward and behind for a goal-kick.
Junior Firpo
Yellow Card
18' Firpo slides in hard on Fabinho and goes into the book. It was not a good challenge on his compatriot.
16' This is encouraging for Liverpool as they have avoided defeat in their last 26 matches when scoring the opening goal in the Premier League dating back to 28th February 2021 against Sheffield United.
Mohamed Salah
Penalty Goal
15' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! SALAH CONVERTS!!!!! 1-0 LIVERPOOL!!!!! The Reds take the lead as Salah fires low and hard into the bottom-right corner. The Egypt international holds his composure to send Meslier the wrong way to get Liverpool up and running.
14' PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL! Robertson's cross strikes Dallas on the hands with his arms positioned away from his body. The referee points straight to the spot.
12' Liverpool win the first corner of the game down the right flank, but Van Dijk cannot angle a header back towards Fabinho in the box and the visitors clear.
10' Diaz tries to cut a low ball back to Mane on the edge of the box, but Forshaw makes a vital interception before Diaz loses his footing and inadvertently wipes out the Leeds midfielder.
8' Van Dijk has never lost a Premier League home game at Liverpool, winning 50 and drawing eight of his 58 games at Anfield with the Reds in the competition. If he plays and Liverpool avoid defeat here, it will equal Lee Sharpe’s Manchester United record for most Premier League home games at a specific club without ever losing (59 – W47 D12)
6' Alisson loses out to James at the back for the Reds under pressure. However, the loose ball falls kindly for Matip to sweep up the danger to clear.
4' CHANCE! Mane releases Diaz in space down the left flank and he skips past two challenges to cut in on his right foot, but his curling strike hits Mane and travels behind for a goal-kick.
3' Diaz collects in the final third and exchanges passes with Robertson. There's not a lot on around the forward so he tries his luck from distance, but sends a tame effort at Meslier.
1' Van Dijk and Matip have to combine under pressure to cut out and then clear a dangerous low cross into the Liverpool box from Harrison.
1' We're under way at Anfield.
Liverpool have won their last three Premier League home games against Leeds, netting 10 goals in the process. They last won more consecutively against them at Anfield in the league between 1973 and 1978 (6).
Leeds have made two changes to their side that was beaten by Manchester United in their last out. Diego Llorente and Robin Koch are both unavailable, and are replaced in the backline by Firpo and Raphinha.
Liverpool have made five changes to their side from their win over Norwich last time out. Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Thiago, Fabinho and Jones come into the side in place of Tsimikas, Keita, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Gomez, with the only the latter not appearing in the squad tonight.
LEEDS UNITED SUBS: Tyler Roberts, Kristoffer Klaesson, Lewis Bate, Joe Gelhardt, Charlie Cresswell, Crysencio Summerville, Liam McCarron, Jamie Shackleton, Nohan Kenneh.
LEEDS UNITED (4-1-4-1): Illan Meslier; Stuart Dallas, Luke Ayling, Pascal Struijk, Junior Firpo; Adam Forshaw; Raphinha, Mateusz Klich, Rodrigo Moreno, Jack Harrison; Daniel James.
LIVERPOOL SUBS: Ibrahima Konate, James Milner, Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Takumi Minamino, Konstantinos Tsimikas, Divock Origi, Caoimhin Kelleher.
LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Andrew Robertson; Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho, Curtis Jones; Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Luis Diaz.
Leeds will be looking over their shoulders in trepidation at the bottom of the table. The Whites are five points clear of the drop zone, but Marcelo Bielsa's men have lost three out of their last four matches. Leeds battled hard to bounce back from a two-goal deficit against Manchester United last time out, but eventually succumbed to a 4-2 defeat at Elland Road. They face a massive challenge to avoid another defeat tonight.
Liverpool have a huge opportunity tonight to close the gap to Manchester City at the top of the Premier League to three points. Whereas the Reds brushed Norwich City aside in their last outing, City's defeat at the hands of Tottenham has blown open the title race. Jurgen Klopp's men are in prime form having reeled off eight wins on the bounce. They must keep up the momentum against the White tonight to capitalise on the opening created at the weekend.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield.