Jürgen Klopp’s side knew a victory today would position them just three points behind league-leaders Manchester City, as they strived to claim a second PL title in as many years. They were awarded a penalty in the 13th minute when the ball struck the arm of Stuart Dallas inside the box. Mohamed Salah calmly stepped up and sent Illan Meslier the wrong way, to score the rampant ‘Reds’ 65th league goal of the season.
Liverpool had not conceded a first-half goal in their last nine fixtures and Marcelo Bielsa’s team had their work cut out. Leeds caught the ‘Reds’ backline out midway through the half, but Raphina’s close-range tap-in was ruled out for offside. Klopp’s side soon ramped up the pressure once again and added a second goal in the 30th minute with Joël Matip firing in, after he drove forward into the box, collecting an exquisite through ball from Salah. The Egyptian international added a second to his tally, once again scoring from the spot minutes later, to all but bring closure to the game before the HT whistle had even been blown.