Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his team’s winner, his hat-trick intention and 2nd penalty, in Liverpool’s 4-3 victory towards Leeds. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Illustrations or photos
Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick as Liverpool overcame freshly-promoted Leeds United to start their title defence on a profitable observe.
The Reds striker struck a decisive 88th-moment penalty, his next spot-kick of the match at Anfield, to be certain past season’s all-conquering facet 4-3 at Anfield.
Who have been the very best and worst gamers of the thrilling clash?
CROWN: Mohammed Salah
The gentleman who obtained Liverpool likely and certainly confirmed he would be their go-to-person. The thunderbolt 2nd purpose was the cherry on prime of it all. He was the man who appeared possible to make nearly anything take place for Liverpool and was awesome and tranquil when the possibility came to give Liverpool the earn with the penalty.
CLOWN: Liverpool Backline
Andrew Robertson- A continuous threat likely forward but offered minor defense to his goalkeeper and was the male to halt the ball in from Helder Costa but failed to do the closing down.
Virgil Van Dijk- A shadow of the male we saw final season. He was at the conclude of an great Robertson cross but failed to show composure on several instances at the again and finally value his crew his all the goals conceded.
Joe Gomez – Gomez appeared small on self-confidence and just got crushed far too quickly by Jack Harrison for the to start with target.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – TAA was dropped during this video game. His attacking danger did not exist as he was pinned again by the attacking threat of Jack Harrison. He was beaten also effortlessly for the initially aim and performed a role (with a inadequate throw) for the 3rd purpose conceded.
Following FIXTURE: Chelsea (A)
If this season opener for the Reds is anything at all to go by, Frank Lampard would be licking his lips with the attacking expertise at his disposal. Liverpool want to get their staff sorted out defensively whiles acquiring aspects of sloppy perform out of their match if they never want to be punished by the Chelsea wonderful 4.
KING OF THE Day: Mohammed Salah
Liverpool have now received every of the previous 35 premier league game titles in which Salah has scored. He has overtaken Wayne Rooney’s level of competition document of 34 consecutive wins when scoring from September 2008 to February 2011. With out a doubt, Salah showed his class once again with his overall performance nowadays. He’s the cause Liverpool lovers can go to bed feeling this period could be yet another good one particular.
CROWN: Kalvin Phillips
This gentleman just received his England debut and confirmed some unique lessons towards the champions with a incredibly commanding general performance for most of the match. His passing vary and accuracy got Leeds back into the match when they needed it most. He would absolutely be just one to get the Bielsa equipment functioning this period.
CLOWN: Robin Koch
Not the PL debut Robin Koch would have imagined for himself. To give away a penalty the way he did, to be outsmarted to give Van Dijk a absolutely free operate to aim, to be unable to throw yourself in the way of the Mo Salah strike, you truly realise it’s not heading to be your working day. He would hope to participate in acquainted opponents in Fulham will bring him better luck.
Following FIXTURE: Fulham (H)
Taking part in fellow new boys offers a common obstacle for Leeds after paying out previous time together in the Championship. Leeds would be self-assured on the back again of this functionality versus the Champions. Rodrigo would want to banish reminiscences of his contribution to the reduction in opposition to Liverpool with a diminishing overall performance and conclude up on the proper facet of the result upcoming time all-around.