5 Games Unbeaten For Leeds.
When these two sides met earlier in the season, it was a thrilling encounter that ended in 4-3. It promised to be another classy encounter especially on the back of a three-game win for Liverpool and the gallant efforts from Leeds to win Manchester City.
Salah was on the bench and Diogo Jota took his place for this game against Leeds United.
Liverpool started on the front foot as usual and Firmino should have played the ball better when he was played through on goal. He tried to lob it over the goalkeeper but he was unable to hit it well. Shortly after, in the 4th minute, Thiago had a lovely strike at goal which went just a bit over the bar. It was a decent strike but it didn't go in.
Fabinho made a terrible mistake in the 24th minute and the ball fell to Bamford. Bamford took a touch too much when he should have found a brilliant angle but he fluffed his lines and Alisson saved it for a corner kick. That should have been a goal but a huge relief for Fabinho who gave a reckless pass.
Liverpool took the Leed in the 30th minute when Jota found Alexander Arnold. The goalkeeper quickly left his line to block him but he expertly knocked the ball off him on the volley and passed it to Mane who slotted the ball into the empty net. A classy goal, I must say.
Liverpool should have gotten a second when Jota pounced on a mistake by Llorente. The goalkeeper was quick off his line to prevent Jota's lob and gather it in the 40th minute.
Roberts had a try at the goal in the 43rd minute but it was no threat at all for Alisson Becker who gathered it easily.
The first half ended with Liverpool going in at the break. The second half started and Firmino almost gave Liverpool the second goal in the 47th minute but he was denied by the expertise of the goalkeeper. The resulting corner was delivered into the box but Jota was unable to keep his header down, much to the disappointment of Jurgen Klopp.
In the 56th minute, Leeds had a shout for a penalty when it was adjudged the ball struck the arm of Alexander Arnold. It was shown that he tried to pull his hand backwards and after VAR review, it wasn't given. Shortly afterwards, Costa had a chance to give his side the goal from a tight angle but he skied it.
Leeds dominated Liverpool for a longer spell in the second half. They had lovely chances to go ahead but they were unable to. Bamford had a great chance to draw his side level in the 75th minute when he was found with a lofted pass but his effort was stopped by the crossbar. Two minutes after, Roberts was found in the box and rather than bury his chance, the goalkeeper saved it for a corner kick. That was a brilliant chance for Leeds to get a draw at that point despite their dominance but they couldn't.
The goalkeeper came to the rescue and denied Liverpool a second when he mistimed and Jota headed into the empty net but he recovered quickly to punch it out for a corner kick.
Salah should have gotten his goal in the 85th minute after he was played through. He brought the ball under control with his head but he couldn't direct his shot better. It went marginally off.
Leeds got what they rightfully deserved in the 87th minute when Llorente headed in from an excellent delivery into the box from a corner kick. It has been a long time coming as Liverpool switched off in the second half.
Firmino did extremely well to hold on to the ball and break free in the 92nd minute away from Llorente. He picked up substitute, Oxlade-Chamberlain but he couldn't sort out his feet on time and his toe-poke was saved by the goalkeeper.
The game ended 1-1 and that's 5 games unbeaten by Leeds after taking 3 points off Manchester City and now a point off Liverpool.
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