Liverpool have humiliated Leeds at Elland Road as they grabbed a deserved 6-1 win to keep top four hopes alive.
Leeds United: Illan Meslier; Rasmus Kristensen, Robin Koch, Pascal Struijk, Junior Firpo; Weston McKennie, Marc Roca; Jack Harrison, Brendon Aaronson, Luis Sinisterra; Rodrigo Moreno.
Liverpool: Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Curtis Jones; Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo, Diogo Jota.
It was a good start for Liverpool as the game got underway. Liverpool were perfectly in control early in the game, comfortably dominating possession in Leeds’ half but the home side did not jitter as they kept the Reds at bay.
Despite slightly losing possession to Liverpool, Leeds were dangerous upfront and matched with Liverpool’s attacking pace with vigor.
Leeds stumbled on their first chance in the 7th minute when Harrison’s free kick met an unmarked Rodrygo who glanced a header on goal but Alisson was on hand to save it.
Gakpo opened the scoring for Liverpool in the 35th minute after he slotted home Aleksander-Arnold’s pass from close range.
Before Gakpo’s opener, the buildup to the goal was controversial with Leeds players alleging a foul by Arnold but were ignored by the referee.
Four minutes after Gody Gakpo’s opener, Liverpool doubled the lead with Mo Salah on target.
The Egyptian crashed in a left-footed strike after receiving a pass from Jota.
Liverpool went into the first half break with a deserved 2-0 lead.
It was a rout in the second half as Liverpool humbled Leeds at Elland Road but Reds had to survive an early second half scare.
Sinisterra capitalized on a shoddy defending by Liverpool’s Konate that saw the Liverpool defender dispossessed at a dangerous spot.
Sinisterra charged forward and came one-on-one on Alisson before beating the Brazilian to put one back for Leeds.
While the home side hoped on a comeback, Diogo Jota was on target for the Reds as they extended the lead again in the 52nd minute.
Jota beat the on-rushing Meslier with a perfect strike of Curtis Jones’ throughball to make it 3-1 for the Reds.
In the 64th minute, Mo Salah was on target again for the Reds as he curls Gody Gakpo’s pass into the back of the net to sink Leeds.
The Reds continued to dominate play and charge for more goals after the 4-1 lead.
In the 73rd minute, Diogo also bagged his brace after he crashed in Henderson’s cross pass Meslier to make it 5-1.
At the stroke of regulation time, Darwin Nunez completed the rout as he steered Arnold’s long ball into the net.
Liverpool grabbed a big 6-1 win over struggling Leeds to keep Premier League top four hopes alive after the final whistle.