Let’s get this over with.
Leeds United’s goal difference took yet another tumble along with the squad’s confidence, becoming the first bottom-half team to not only lose at home to Liverpool, but to even concede.
After an encouraging first 35 minutes from Leeds, the away side took the lead after putting nothing forward for a third of the match. Despite a clear hand-ball from Alexander-Arnold, VAR were happy to see him continue his run, receive from Salah and find Gakpo in the middle to finish.
No fight— Right In The Gary Kellys (@RITGK) April 17, 2023
Well done Andrea, Victor and Angus. You’ve royally fucked it up. #LUFC
The second arrived just a few minutes later as Liverpool countered after robbing McKennie of possession, with Jota sending Salah through on the left channel who lashed the ball into the near corner.
Leeds provided the fans some hope in the first couple minutes of the second-half, as Sinisterra stole the ball off Konate and lifted the ball over Allison. That certainly got the fans rocking, but only for the best part of five minutes, as Jota scored after being put clean through by Curtis Jones.
LANDMARK: Leeds have conceded SIX goals in a top flight league match at Elland Road for the very first time in the club's history. Tragic. #LUFC pic.twitter.com/YEC9FjWHVp— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) April 17, 2023
Salah got another one on 65 minutes and Jota scored again ten minutes later. Nunez put the final nail in the coffin in stoppage time, exposing some of the most shocking defending the Premier League has ever seen.
A night to forget.