Leeds 0-3 Liverpool: Player Ratings

Find out how LFC performed in an away day at Elland Road.
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Liverpool started their Sunday with an opportunity to go joint top of the Premier League table after four matchdays, and go outright top with a win where they score four goals more than Leeds United.

After the initial scare of the possibility of Alisson Becker and Fabinho Tavares missing out due to FIFA sanctions, Premier League clubs were able to confirm that the Brazilians in England will be able to play this weekend.

Roberto Firmino remains sidelined with his hamstring injury, along with Takumi Minamino, who picked up an injury during international duty with Japan.

Thiago Alcantara returned to the starting lineup with James Milner appearing on the bench after his injury. The absence of Divock Origi was quite noticeable, who was left out the squad even though he has no apparent injury. 

Harvey Elliot was handed his third consecutive start, speaking volumes of the trust Jurgen Klopp has on the 18 year old.

After an energetic 90 minutes, Liverpool were able to return to the dressing room with all three points. Mohamed Salah scored his hundredth Premier League goal and Fabinho Tavares scored after 15 months as well.

Sadio Mané found the net late, to take his goal tally to two this season.

The last half an hour of the game was incredibly heartbreaking for Liverpool fans, when they had to witness the 18 year old Elliot get stretchered out after a horrible tackle from Pascal Struijk, for which the Dutchman was showed a red card.

As we go to rate the players today, we would like to mention that we have Harvey Elliot in our thoughts and prayers tonight, and hope that he gets well soon.

Here are the player ratings:

ALISSON BECKER 7

Alisson Becker readying for Liverpool v Chelsea

Was called to action a few times, and did very well, particularly when he made a stunning stop for Leeds' first shot on target.

TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD 8.5

He continues his wondrous start to the season, laying down Salah's opener on a plate. A cleansheet to boot helps as well, as he continues to improve defensively 

VIRGIL VAN DIJK 8

Virgil van Dijk

Bar a dodgy header in the second half in his own box, he was absolutely flawless.

JOEL MATIP 8.5

Ah, the man who created the first goal! Watching the lanky Cameroonian dribble and defend is a beautiful sight, and may he do it more and more as the season progresses.

ANDREW ROBERTSON 7

He was alright, him and Sadio Mané doing well on the left wing.

FABINHO TAVARES 9

Fabinho will likely miss the Burnley game after the tragic death of his father.

A lighthouse in the middle of the pitch, who refused to let anything go by. With his spider-like legs, he was making blocks and interceptions like it was nothing, and scored his goal with the confidence of a forward.

THIAGO ALCANTARA 7.5

In colloquial terms, he was "balling" today. He had a few off moments, like the time he lost the ball before Bamford make his effort from distance, but apart from that, brilliant stuff. 

He also got his first assist for Liverpool today when he set up Mané's late goal.

HARVEY ELLIOT 7.5

Poor lad, it hurts to even write about him. He was playing like a mature player in his 20s, not the teenage sensation he is, who got brutally tackled, and seemingly got his ankle broken. He was just getting better every single game.

SADIO MANÉ 7.5

Apart from finishing, he was doing quite okay, and he even made up in the finishing department in the dying moments of the game, with a bullet of a strike. 

He didn't do anything out of the extraordinary but he wasn't bad as well.

DIOGO JOTA 7

He was making good runs and his movement was decent, but ultimately, he finished the game with no noticeable contribution to his side's win.

MOHAMED SALAH 8.5

The Egyptian finally entered the 100 goal club, and he might wish he did it on a better day, with him being the closest to Elliot when the latter got hurt.

SUBSTITUTES 

JORDAN HENDERSON 6.5

He was decent, didn't too much.

ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN N/A

NABY KEITA N/A