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Leeds 0 Liverpool 3 at Elland Road
Mo Salah scores his 100th Premier League goal as Liverpool were in complete control with a series of excellent performances. It could have been more as the reds ran wild at Elland Road.
Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Thiago, Fabinho, Virgil Van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip were exceptional. The horrendous tackle on Harvey Elliot impacted the momentum for the eds, but we bounced back looking for more.
The Foundation – Our Backline and Midfield Spine
Alisson Becker was outstanding again popping up at key moments. Our midfield and defensive spine were immense. Fabinho was absolutely tremendous, imposing himself, seamlessly dropping into to the back line to provide cover to attacking players.
Thiago grew and grew with every touch of the ball. Matip was exuberant, and somehow still responsible when at full fitness there should be no doubt Matip is world class. His partnership with Van Dijk was imperious.
Harvey Elliot Injury – The Reds Wish Him Well
From inside the ground, people could see it was a bad challenge but not the extent of things. People watching at home were aware that the challenge was terrible but the replay of the challenge was deemed too graphic to be televised.
The biggest indication of the extent of the challenge was the look on Mo Salah’s face, and the medics rushing onto the pitch before the referee even had a chance to stop the game.
When a player is 18 years old, and living their dream starting for Liverpool – it shakes the soul to see it taken from him. The frustration with the referees for allowing a series of dangerous tackles to go unpunished right away was a recurring event on Sunday, and some are calling on referees to take immediate action for reckless challenges instead of deferring to VAR.
A Look Ahead for LFC