An 87th-minute header from Leeds United defender Diego Llorente secured a well deserved 1-1 home draw with Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday, with Jurgen Klopp being forced to concede it was a fair result with Leeds having spurned many chances.
The home side staged a protest against the breakaway Super League just before kick-off.
Liverpool’s Stance Against the Directors
The away side emerged for their pre game warm-up wearing kits that were a bit different. The shirts were captioned with the slogan “Earn It” under the famed Champions League logo. A reference to the fact that the proposed Super League will have a permanent selected roster of teams, with no possibility of relegation. A plane also flew over the stadium with the words “Say No to Super League” on display.
Sadio Mane threw Liverpool ahead in the 31st minute of the first half when he tapped into an open net from a few metres after Trent Alexander-Arnold made a run and was found beautifully with a lobbed pass by Diogo Jota, to cushion it and take the pace off the ball to lay off for the Liverpool attack to beat Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier.
Roberto Firmino came closest to adding a second shortly after the break but Leeds conjured up a spell of great chances only to be denied by the crossbar and an excellent Allison on the night. However in the final moments, Llorente rose above Ozan Kabak to head home a Jack Harrison corner which Allison could do nothing about this time.
Mohamed Salah also had a great chance after an excellent spot from Thiago, with the number 6 putting him through only for his shot to be scuffed and roll just wide of the far post for Liverpool moments before Llorente scored his first ever goal for Leeds. Liverpool had one final chance after substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ran onto the ball too quickly only for it to get stuck between his feet, with no room to pull the trigger properly he did well to get a shot off, however the shot was lacking and rolled comfortably into the arms of the keeper in injury time.
A win would have taken LFC into fourth, however Liverpool will have to accept being 6th on 53 points, one behind fifth-placed Chelsea who have a game in hand, and two below West Ham United who sit in fourth. Leeds however remain in 10th position on 46 points.
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