Spectacle at Anfield: Liverpool forces brave PhD student to kneel late

Liverpool started the new Premier League season with a lucky victory Promovendus Leeds United almost managed to keep the titleholder on a draw, but had to capitulate in the final stages: 4-3.

The season opener of the reigning national champion started out exciting. After four minutes the ball was already on the dot for Liverpool as Robin Koch touched the ball by hand. Mohamed Salah took full advantage of this and quickly scored his first goal of the season. The lead did not last long for The Reds. About ten minutes later Alisson Becker had to fish the ball out of the net when Jack Harrison popped it in free position: 1-1.
However, all moments of excitement at Anfield were far from over. Virgil van Dijk headed Liverpool into an excellent lead, but at the other end of the pitch the Dutch captain went horribly wrong, taking advantage of Patrick Bamford (2-2). There was another goal before half time: Mohamed Salah fired and caused The Reds to go into the dressing room with a lead.

However, PhD student Leeds turned out to be an incredibly tough team after the break. Once again coach Marcelo Bielsa’s men fought their way back into the game, thanks to Mateusz Klich, who played in the Eredivisie with PEC, FC Utrecht and FC Twente. He found the far corner after an excellent action and therefore Liverpool still had to accelerate in the closing stages. Van Dijk seemed to make the winner, but his goal was rejected because of a foul.
The final minutes of the match were spent on The Reds. Two minutes before time Liverpool got another penalty and once again Mohamed Salah used that excellent opportunity. As a result, coach Jรผrgen Klopp’s team escaped losing points and the brave Leeds returned home empty-handed.