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Liverpool’s win at Leeds marred by Elliott injury

Liverpool ran out 3-0 winners at Leeds but the result was marred by a serious leg injury sustained to Harvey Elliott and red card to Pascal Struijk.

After goals from Mohamed Salah – his 100th in the Premier League – and Fabinho, the game took an unfortunate twist when Elliott suffered the injury on 59 minutes in a challenge with Pascal Struijk, who received a controversial red card after a VAR review. Play was halted for a number of minutes early in the second half as Elliott received treatment from Liverpool’s medical staff.

Sky Sports’ co-commentator Gary Neville said: “The most important thing is the boy but I’m not sure it’s a red card. The red card is a result of the injury rather than the tackle.”

Sadio Mane, after spurning a hatful of chances, scored in injury-time to wrap up the points.

Even before the red card Liverpool were dominant across all areas of the pitch with Alexander-Arnold, back at right-back after his midfield experiment with England, playing a part in both opening goals. Jurgen Klopp’s men could and should have had a hatful of goals as Mane was especially culpable at not making more of the team’s 30 efforts at goal with Mane having 10 of them.

Liverpool move up to third, level on points with Manchester United and Chelsea, while Leeds remain winless this season.

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