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Liverpool v Leeds United Live Commentary, 29/10/2022

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LIV
LEE
Mohamed Salah (14)
Rodrigo (4)
C. Summerville (89)
Anfield

Commentary

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Liverpool are next in action on Tuesday at home to Napoli in the Champions League. Leeds host Bournemouth in their next Premier League outing next Saturday.
Leeds United stun Liverpool in their Premier League clash, inflicting the Reds' first defeat at Anfield in 30 top-flight matches. Rodrigo Moreno put the visitors into the lead in the fourth minute with a tap-in, punishing Joe Gomez for a poor back pass. Mohamed Salah levelled the scores with a close-range finish. However, Liverpool were denied on several occasions in the second half by Illan Meslier. Crysencio Summerville then rewarded his side's resilience and clinical play in the final third with an 89th-minute winner, securing the three points that lifts the Whites out of the relegation zone.
90' + 8' FULL-TIME: LIVERPOOL 1-2 LEEDS UNITED
90' + 7' Struijk is cool at the back to chest the ball back to Meslier from Alisson's long kick forward. Leeds are seconds away from a famous win.
90' + 5' Henderson lines up a strike after latching onto Firmino's offload, but he launches his effort well over the bar.
90' + 4' Liverpool have not been beaten at home in 29 Premier League matches. The Reds have two minutes to salvage their unbeaten record.
90' + 3' Summerville has scored in back to back Premier League games having failed to score in his first 12 appearances in the competition
90' + 2' Robertson makes a run into the box to latch on to Thiago's pass, but he cannot reach the ball ahead of Meslier. He catches the Leeds keeper with a stray boot in his attempt to gain possession.
L. Ayling
C. Summerville
Leeds United
90' + 1' Summerville is withdrawn for the visitors after scoring a vital second. Ayling comes on to shore up the Leeds defence.
C. Summerville
Yellow Card
Leeds United
90' Summerville gets a yellow card for taking off his shirt celebrating his goal.
P. Bamford
Assist
Leeds United
89' Bamford reacts to Gnonto's cross into the middle and he touches it towards Summerville, who does the rest.
C. Summerville
Goal
Leeds United
89' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! SUMMERVILLE FIRES LEEDS AHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!! 2-1!!!!!!!! Summerville produces good turn and finish on his right foot to find the bottom-right corner, sending the away fans into raptures. Gnonto works a cross into the box from the left flank that Bamford steers towards Summerville. The winger takes over in the inside-left channel and takes his strike early. It has enough power to burst through Alisson's outstretched hand to find the net.
88' MESLIER TO THE RESCUE AGAIN! The Leeds keeper makes another sharp stop to deny Firmino, who produced a powerful low header at goal. Meslier reacted to produce the stop and smothered the rebound.
86' SAVE! Firmino releases the run of Salah in the inside-left channel and he drills the ball towards goal, but Meslier makes a fine stop to deny the Liverpool man.
85' The two players are back on their feet, so the game can resume.
83' Robertson and Adams are down after a clash of heads. Both players require treatment.
82' SAVE! Firmino latches on to a knockdown from Nunez in the box, but he scuffs his left-footed strike straight at Meslier.
80' CHANCE! Bamford takes a terrible first touch in the Liverpool box to spurn a glorious opening. Summerville plays him through on goal and he only needs to take a touch and fire at goal. However, he allows the ball to evade his control and his eventual strike is charged down by Henderson.
J. Milner
T. Alexander-Arnold
Liverpool
79' Alexander-Arnold is withdrawn for the home side and is replaced by Milner.
79' SAVE! Nunez angles a strike towards the top-left corner from the edge of the box. Meslier produces futher heroics against the Liverpool forward to turn his attempt over the bar.
77' Salah tries to steer an offload towards Nunez, but Kristensen tracks his run and clears into touch.
75' Salah is wasteful in the final thrid as he tries a clever chip that goes out for a goal-kick rather than a basic pass with Firmino and Nunez both available in the middle.
74' Jones has space to run into and team-mates in support ahead of him, but he opts for a throughball that travels straight through to Meslier.
W. Gnonto
J. Harrison
Leeds United
72' Gnonto makes his Premier League debut to replace Harrison in the final third.
72' Liverpool are starting to up the ante in the final third and Leeds are being pushed further and further towards their own goal.
71' OVER! Koch makes a vital block to deny Salah and the ball rebounds off the Egypt international before looping over the bar, so Liverpool do not even get a corner out of it.
69' SAVE! Henderson almost catches Meslier out at his near post after latching on to a flick from Nunez, but the keeper reacts to turn the ball behind.
67' WHAT A SAVE! Meslier comes up big for the visitors to deny Nunez. Cooper gets himself in a tangle when dealing with Salah, allowing the forward to slide an offload to Nunez in space. The forward only needs to beat Meslier, but the Leeds keeper spreads himself to make the block.
65' Harrison probes down the left flank and he wins a corner off the legs of Alexander-Arnold. The White continue to threaten every time they push forward.
63' Leeds continue ask questions of the Liverpool defence and Struijk sees his left-footed blast from the edge of the box charged down.
61' Jones leads a break forward for the home side, but turns intro trouble on the edge of the box. He manages to offload to Nunez, who dummies it for Robertson to strike, but the Scot slams his effort straight at Meslier.
J. Henderson
Fabinho
Liverpool
60' Henderson replaces Fabinho in the middle of the park.
C. Jones
H. Elliott
Liverpool
60' Jones enters the action to replace Elliott in the Liverpool midfield. Elliott was off the boil today.
60' Nunez picks up the ball in space in response, only to drag his effort from 25 yards well wide of the left post.
60' Leeds work the ball quickly into the Liverpool half and Harrison tees up Bamford to strike, but the forward drills his attempt straight at Alisson.
58' OVER! Salah cuts in from the right flank and has support in the final third. However, he goes for the strike at goal and blasts his attempt high and wide over the bar.
57' Summerville raids down the right flank and has support in the box. However, his low cross towards Bamford is diverted away by Fabinho.
56' Van Dijk has to be on the spot at the back to charge down Kristensen's strike after he was teed up by Summerville.
54' Leeds press through the middle of the Liverpool defence, but Thiago gets back to make a vital challenge to break up the attack.
P. Bamford
Rodrigo
Leeds United
52' Rodrigo is withdrawn after a goal-scoring performance and is replaced by Bamford.
51' Roca impedes Salah on a potential Liverpool counter. The Reds get the free-kick, but the Leeds midfielder does not go int the book.
49' Thiago releases Nunez in the final third and he drills a low ball across the face of goal for Firmino, but Meslier smothers it in the six-yard box.
46' We're back under way at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp will not be happy with his side's first-half performance. They were cut open far too easily by the visitors and could be two or three goals behind on another day. The Reds dug themselves out of their initial hole, but will need a vast improvement in the second half.
It's all square at the break in the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Leeds. A mistake from Joe Gomez handed the visitors the opener as Rodrigo Moreno converted from close range following a poor back pass from the Liverpool defender. Mohamed Salah equalised for the hosts, but the Whites came close to regaining their advantage. Brendon Aaronson struck the bar, while Jack Harrison and Rodrigo were both denied by Alisson.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: LIVERPOOL 1-1 LEEDS UNITED
45' + 3' OVER! Aaronson lines up a strike from 20 yards out, but he sends his effort harmlessly over the bar.
45' + 2' Gomez brings down Summerville on the edge of the box with a loose challenge. Leeds have a great chance to threaten just before the break from the resulting set-piece.
45' + 1' Harrison threads the needle to release Rodrigo in space on the left flank. He does not have many options, but still manages to get a strike away forcing Alisson into a stop.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
44' CLOSE! Robertson skips past Kristensen and Adams before launching a cross to the back post that takes a deflection. Meslier watches as it travels inches wide of the right post. Liverpool still have a corner.
42' Robertson brings down Aaronson with a loose challenge that draws a word from Adams. The Scot reacts forcing the referee to intervene.
41' Elliott latches on to a punched clearance from Meslier from a Liverpool corner. He takes aim on his left foot, only to clear the bar with his strike.
39' Nunez works the ball to Salah, who carries the ball forward before striking at goal, but he sees his effort saved with ease by Meslier.
37' Leeds break down the right flank as Rodrigo finds space. He digs out a cross that allows Summerville to collect and turn. The winger sees his effort blocked before Aaronson also sees his effort charged down land into the grasp of Alisson.
35' Robertson angles a cross into the box towards the back post. Thiago opts to head it back across the face of goal rather than go for goal, but Cooper reacts to clear ahead of Nunez.
34' Leeds win a free-kick 30 yards from goal following a handball by Elliott. However, Harrison launches his left-footed strike well wide of the left post.
32' CHANCE! Alexander-Arnold angles a ball in behind the Leeds defence that forces Meslier to commit. Nunez collects and tries to turn to fire at goal, but Meslier sticks out a boot to knock it away from the forward.
31' Nunez nods the ball through to Salah to burst through on goal, but he takes a heavy touch and it allows Kristensen to make a vital challenge to quell the attack.
29' Liverpool are struggling for rhythm in the final third. Salah, Firmino and Nunez are not quite working in sync yet.
26' WIDE! Kristensen latches on to a loose ball in the Liverpool box following a free-kick, but he slices his left-footed strike wide of the left post.
24' Liverpool have been cut open with ease by the Whites. Leeds should be ahead here given the quality of chances in front of goal.
22' SAVE! Leeds find space in the final third again as Rodrigo releases Harrison on the right flank. He opens up space for a strike, but sees his effort saved by Alisson.
21' OFF THE BAR! Leeds come within inches of regaining the lead as Aaronson rattles the bar. Kristensen lifts a brilliant cross into the middle that Aaronson guides towards goal, but he sees his effort clatter off the bar and bounce clear.
19' Against no opponent has Mo Salah scored more Premier League goals at Anfield for Liverpool than against Leeds (6 - level with Watford)
17' Leeds break on the counter through Harrison from the resulting corner, but as he tries to pull the trigger on the edge of the box, Thiago puts in a well-timed challenge.
16' Firmino releases Salah with a neat flick and he tries to pick out an unmarked Nunez in the middle, but his cross is cleared behind by Cooper.
A. Robertson
Assist
Liverpool
14' Robertson takes possession down the left flank and floats a perfect cross into the middle for Salah to score.
Mohamed Salah
Goal
Liverpool
14' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! SALAH EQUALISES FOR LIVERPOOL!!!!! 1-1!!!!! The Reds are back on level terms as Salah converts in the six-yard box. Robertson collects on the left flank and floats a cross into the middle. It travels just above Fabinho's head, but Salah is there behind the midfielder unmarked to steer home on his left foot.
13' SAVE! Robertson breaks down the left flank and he cuts the ball back to Nunez. He threads the ball through for Firmino, but he sees his effort from the angle turned behind by Meslier.
11' OVER! Harrison collects from Adams down the right flank and cuts inside on his left foot. He has space to fire at goal, only to curl his attempt over the top.
9' Liverpool have conceded the first goal eight times in their 12 Premier League matches this season.
7' Van Dijk and Kristensen are down after the header due to a clash of heads. The Liverpool is okay to continue, but the Leeds man requires treatment on the sideline.
6' Liverpool try to respond and win a corner down the right flank. Van Dijk rises to attack the ball, but plants his header over the bar.
Rodrigo
Goal
Leeds United
4' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! RODRIGO CAPITALISES ON A GOMEZ MISTAKE!!!!!! 1-0 LEEDS!!!!! The visitors take a surprise lead at Anfield as Rodrigo converts into an empty net. Gomez is at fault as he plays a loose back pass to Alisson and the Liverpool keeper slips on the slick pitch. Rodrigo latches on to the ball and slots the ball home. What a bonus for the Whites.
1' OFF THE LINE! Meslier and Cooper combine for a huge mix-up, which leaves Salah with a chance to hook the ball into an empty net. He steers an effort towards goal after Cooper heads the ball away from his own keeper on the charge. However, Struijk gets back on the line to head it behind.
1' We're under way at Anfield.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League games against Leeds United (W7 D3) since a 2-1 home defeat in April 2001.
Leeds have made two changes to their side from their defeat to Fulham last time out. Summerville gets the nod to replace Luis Sinisterra in the final third, who misses out. Greenwood drops to the bench as Adams returns to the middle of the park.
Liverpool have made one change to their side from their win over Ajax during the week. Henderson drops out of the side and is replaced by Thiago in the middle of the park. Konate returns to the bench to bolster the defensive options behind Gomez and Van Dik.
LEEDS UNITED SUBS: Luke Ayling, Junior Firpo, Patrick Bamford, Diego Llorente, Joel Robles, Degnand Wilfried Gnonto, Joe Gelhardt, Sam Greenwood, Mateusz Klich.
LEEDS UNITED (4-2-3-1): Illan Meslier; Rasmus Kristensen, Robin Koch, Liam Cooper, Pascal Struijk; Tyler Adams, Marc Roca; Jack Harrison, Brendan Aaronson, Crysencio Summerville; Rodrigo Moreno.
LIVERPOOL SUBS: Ibrahima Kontate, James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Curtis Jones, Konstantinos Tsimikas, Fabio Carvalho, Nathaniel Phillips, Caoimhin Kelleher.
LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Thiago, Fabinho, Harvey Elliott; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Darwin Nunez.
Jesse Marsch is under pressure in the dugout as Leeds have lost four matches on the bounce in the Premier League. The Whites suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Fulham last time out, leaving them second bottom of the table. Marsch needs a result quickly to propel his team back up the table and quieten the calls for a return for Marcelo Bielsa from the Leeds supporters. However, it will be an incredibly tough task at Anfield.
Liverpool had a game to forget last time out in the Premier League suffering a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest on the road. The Reds are adrift of the top four at the moment due to their stuttering start to the campaign, but can close the gap with a victory tonight. Jurgen Klopp's men responded to their loss in the Champions League by beating Ajax on the road. He will be looking for a similar performance from his side tonight.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield.