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Premier League: Salah ,Mane Shines ;Liverpool Crushes Leeds United 6-0

by Kolkata Today

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane netted twice each as Liverpool beat Leeds United 6-0 to move within three points of Premier League leaders Manchester City.

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Liverpool narrowed the gap on Manchester City to three points at the top of the Premier League table with a resounding 6-0 victory over Leeds United on Wednesday night.

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Salah fired Liverpool ahead from the penalty spot on 15 minutes following a handball by Stuart Dallas.

The Egyptian turned provider on the half-hour mark, producing a pinpoint pass for centre-back Joel Matip, who sublimely lifted the ball over Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier.

On 35 minutes, Salah netted his second spot-kick of the match after Mane had been fouled by Luke Ayling.

Mane struck twice in the final 10 minutes, slotting in from Jordan Henderson’s centre before tapping in after Divock Origi’s saved effort had fallen into his path.

Virgil van Dijk, who has now equalled Lee Sharpe’s Premier League record of being unbeaten in all 59 of his home matches for one club, completed the scoring with a header from Andrew Robertson’s corner in stoppage time.

Liverpool are second on 60 points, three behind Manchester City, but now have a superior goal difference.

Leeds stay 15th on 23 points, only three points above the bottom three.

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk said ,”Very important. A very good win against a difficult opponent; difficult in the way that they play a certain way that is intense, intense with running. They never give up so we had to be ready to fight, to do the hard work and make the extra metres and I think we did that very well. We scored obviously with the penalty, that helps a little bit, but overall I think [it was] a very good performance.”

After the match Liverpool coach jurgen Klopp said ,”The challenge we obviously face every week, but this week was especially difficult because Leeds play so different to all other teams, [is] when you then have only one proper session to prepare it. You saw in the game that we needed the first 15 minutes at least to get used to it properly. So, it was a hectic starting phase, a lot of pressing balls here, pressing balls when we could have calmed the game down, we didn’t. But then we found our feet pretty much and then we really calmed the game down, then really our passing, our timing, everything was better. Positioning was better, movements were better and then we scored the goals. Forced the penalties obviously, but scored the goals.”

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