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Jota And Gakpo Get 9 | Liverpool Players Rated In Dominant Win Vs Leeds United

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Liverpool faced off against Leeds United at Elland Road earlier tonight as they hoped to earn a positive result on the road in the Premier League. The Reds made a quick start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 35th minute when Cody Gakpo found the back of the net. Mohamed Salah doubled Liverpool’s advantage just four minutes later as Jurgen Klopp‘s men went into the half-time break 2-0 up on the scoreline.

Luis Sinisterra got a goal back for Leeds in the 47th minute. However, Diogo Jota restored his team’s two-goal advantage just five minutes later. Salah made it 4-1 for Liverpool in the 64th minute before Jota scored again just nine minutes later. Darwin Nunez came off the bench and put the icing on the cake by scoring his team’s sixth goal in the 90th minute. The contest ended with the Merseyside club earning a dominant 6-1 win away from home.

Let’s take a look at how each Liverpool player fared during the match against the Whites.

GK: Alisson Becker – 6.5/10

The Brazilian keeper made a couple of decent saves at the back but couldn’t do much about Sinisterra’s finish early in the second half.

RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8.5/10

He ran the show in the Leeds half and has got two assists to his name.

CB: Ibrahima Konate – 6.5/10

Konate made a few important contributions on the defensive end of the field but was guilty of committing a poor mistake in the lead-up to Sinisterra’s goal.

CB: Virgil Van Dijk – 7/10

He controlled the flow of the game well from the back and dealt with the danger when required.

Liverpool’s Portuguese striker Diogo Jota (4L) celebrates with teammates after scoring their fifth goal during the English Premier League football match between Leeds United and Liverpool at Elland Road in Leeds, northern England on April 17, 2023. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

LB: Andrew Robertson – 7/10

Robertson performed his defensive duties well and made one decent run with the ball.

CM: Jordan Henderson – 7.5/10

The Liverpool captain was a positive influence at both ends of the field and has got an assist to show for his efforts.

CM: Fabinho – 7/10

The Brazilian talent anchored the midfield well and was good on the ball as well.

CM: Curtis Jones – 8.5/10

Jones came back to defend when needed and was excellent on the ball.

RW: Mohamed Salah – 8.5/10

Salah was a constant menace in the final third and scored twice to help Liverpool secure a dominant win tonight.

ST: Cody Gakpo – 9/10

He linked up play well with others around him and has got a goal and an assist to show for his efforts.

LW: Diogo Jota – 9/10

Jota was back at his best tonight. He scored two goals and picked up one assist in what was a fine offensive display from him.


RB: James Milner – 6/10

He was solid at the back.

ST: Darwin Nunez – 7/10

Nunez was a real threat in the final third and scored a good goal late in the game.

RW: Luis Diaz – 6/10

He offered very little after coming off the bench.

CAM: Roberto Firmino – 6.5/10

He caused some problems for the Leeds defenders.

CM: Thiago Alcantara – N/A

The Spaniard hardly had any time to make an impact.

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