Liverpool hammered Leeds United 6-1 in the Premier League on Monday as goals from Cody Gakpo, Diogo Jota (2), Mohamed Salah (2) and Darwin Nunez ended their four-game winless run in the competition in emphatic fashion.
It was clinical display from the Reds at the Elland Road to which the Peacocks had no answer to, with Jurgen Klopp even labeling it “the best game” of their otherwise topsy-turvy top-flight campaign.
Without further ado, let’s delve through some of the key stats from the clash:
#4 Leeds concede five in consecutive home league games for the first time
Leeds United came into Monday’s clash with Liverpool on the back of a crushing 5-1 loss to Crystal Palace at Elland Road in the previous weekend, only to concede another six goals at home here. This makes it the first time that the Peacocks have conceded five or more goals in consecutive top-flight matches on home soil.
#3 Liverpool inflict Leeds with their worst home defeat in EPL
Just when Leeds United were still reeling from their 5-1 home loss to Crystal Palace, the worst of their Premier League history, Liverpool come along and inflict the side with an ever greater defeat. Never before had the Peacocks lost by a five-goal margin at Elland Road in the competition, setting a new, unwanted club record.
#2 Fifty shades of Trent Alexander-Arnold
Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold was among the stars of the game with two assists, and he’s now got 50 in total in the Premier League. It’s worth noting that he’s still only 24 and became a first-teamer for the Reds around the same time, five years ago. However, the England international still has a long way to go to catch Ryan Giggs’ all-time record of 162 assists.
#1 Mohamed Salah has best left foot in EPL history
With two more goals from his magical left foot, Mohamed Salah set a new record for the most left-footed goals in Premier League history with 106, surpassing Robbie Fowler’s previously held milestone of 105. His brace also saw the Egyptian get catapulted inside the league’s top 15 goalscorers of all time, sitting in 14th now with 135, surpassing Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy (134).
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