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Match Recap: Liverpool 1-2 Leeds United - Meslier & Summerville the heroes as Whites win at Anfield


Liverpool FC v Leeds United - Premier League
Crysencio Summerville launches his shirt after scoring the winner.
Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Leeds United took a more than surprising three points from Liverpool, climbing out of the bottom three and ending a seven-game winless run in the process.

The Whites couldn’t have hoped for a better start when Joe Gomez played a blind ball back to Allison while under pressure from Brenden Aaronson, only for his keeper to slip and leave the goal wide open for Rodrigo to arrive and tap home the opening goal.

Liverpool equalised not long after, and it seemed the Reds were destined to continue business as usual. Liverpool recycled the ball from their initial set-piece, and Salah (who else?) was there to prod the ball past Meslier at the back post.

But that would be the only time Meslier would be beaten, as he pulled of save after save in a spectacular performance throughout.

At the other end, Aaronson might’ve put Leeds 2-1 up as he timed his run to perfection to get on the end of Kristensen’s pinpoint cross from the right, with only the bar denying Leeds the third goal of the match.

In the second half, Bamford too should have scored when Summerville slipped him through in the penalty area, but the Leeds number nine mis-controlled the ball, continuing his scoring hoodoo.

But the moment of all moments would come. After Meslier had kept Liverpool at bay for the final quarter of the match, Crysencio Summerville popped up with his second goal in as many games to give The Whites their first win at Anfield in 20 years. Gnonto drilled the ball into the middle toward Bamford, who took a poor touch which Summerville latched onto before poking the ball across goal and into the bottom right corner.

A huge moment for this Leeds team in distress, and a manager under pressure. An excellent performance, though not perfect, showed real heart and desire to get this team moving in the right direction.