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A Bielsa Masterclass and A Salah Touch



Bielsa, despite losing, has made a huge premier league return announcement but let’s also not pretend we didn’t watch Liverpool turn in semi-convincing win games and performances late on many a times last season…

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The Argentine coach clearly had a game plan, but like an Egyptian Mummy, Salah has lived this for long. He made a resounding statement for his arrival in the premier league. Down five minutes later from a Mo Salah spot kick, bearing no sign of inferiority complex, the men from West Yorkshire pulled through with an equalizer.

In a cyclical sweet-pain manifestation, Van Dijk, whose negligence would later gift Patrick Bamford, LEEDS top scorer in the promotion campaign last time, another equalizer, headed home the second goal for the men from Anfield.

Salah was unflinching, down the right, he sped like bolt, switched like a magician and played strong like an Egyptian god and it wasn’t long until he unleashed a stellar left foot shot into the top corner of Leeds’ net, doubling his tally and lead for the home side.

But for Firmino who was sloppy upfront and Gini, who had wasted quite a number of chances, Liverpool would have closed down the curtains earlier.

Luck had eluded the PL defending champions but came smiling sheepishly at Bielsa. In a clinical well – taken shot, Mateusz Klich fired home the third equalizer for Leeds United.

Bielsa was on the verge of becoming the first visiting coach to win at Anfield since April 2017, but plans were far advanced for another Salah touch.

Like a roulette, substitute, Rodrigo Moreno, a big-money signing from Valencia played right into the plot when he hassled Fabinho, three minutes from time, allowing Salah another kick from the spot.

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A dramatic but a near heart wrenching one for Liverpool fans. Four goals, three points for the reds but Bielsa’s Leeds seems to be here for a good time and a long time.

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