Liverpool hit Leeds for six to boost European hopes

17 Apr 2023
Liverpool celebrate a goal v Leeds

Gakpo, Salah, Jota and Nunez all on target as Reds secure their biggest away win of the season

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Liverpool produced their biggest away victory of the season, beating Leeds United 6-1 at Elland Road to boost their hopes of securing a European finishing position.

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Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez, Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota were all on target for Liverpool.

Leeds had the best opportunities of the opening half-hour but Liverpool went two-up inside four minutes. Firstly, they broke down the right and Trent Alexander-Arnold crossed for Gakpo to have a simple finish on 35 minutes.

Salah got the second from another Liverpool break, this time finishing well from Jota’s 39th-minute through-ball.

Of his 134 Premier League goals, it was the 106th scored with his left foot, a record in the competition, overtaking Robbie Fowler.

Leeds did get themselves back into the match less than two minutes after half-time, when Luis Sinisterra capitalised on an error from Ibrahima Konate to calmly chip the ball over Alisson.

However, any hope of a Leeds fightback was ended just five minutes later when Jota found the net for the first time in over year.

And the contest was put to bed by two superb team goals. The first was finished off by Salah for his second of the match after being set up by Gakpo, before Jordan Henderson crossed for Jota to fire in a first-time finish.

Substitute Nunez then added a sixth as Liverpool stay in eighth place, on 47 points.

Despite this defeat following a 5-1 loss at home last weekend, Leeds remain 16th but are only two points clear of Nottingham Forest in 18th.

The full table

Position Pos Club Played Pl GD Points Pts
1 Manchester City MCI 38 +61 89
2 Arsenal ARS 38 +45 84
3 Manchester United MUN 38 +15 75
4 Newcastle United NEW 38 +35 71
5 Liverpool LIV 38 +28 67
6 Brighton & Hove Albion BHA 38 +19 62
7 Aston Villa AVL 38 +5 61
8 Tottenham Hotspur TOT 38 +7 60
9 Brentford BRE 38 +12 59
10 Fulham FUL 38 +2 52
11 Crystal Palace CRY 38 -9 45
12 Chelsea CHE 38 -9 44
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers WOL 38 -27 41
14 West Ham United WHU 38 -13 40
15 Bournemouth BOU 38 -34 39
16 Nottingham Forest NFO 38 -30 38
17 Everton EVE 38 -23 36
18 Leicester City LEI 38 -17 34
19 Leeds United LEE 38 -30 31
20 Southampton SOU 38 -37 25
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