Liverpool’s title defense starts with thrilling win over Leeds (Highlight)

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Liverpool’s first domestic title defense in three decades got off to an explosive start on Saturday at Anfield.

Mohamed Salah bagged a treble for the hosts, and Jack Harrison and Mateusz Klich scored dazzling goals for the visitors as Liverpool edged Leeds United in a scintillating 4-3 victory.

Leeds’ first top-flight match since 2004 was not a banner affair for the club’s two big-money summer signings.

Robin Koch’s tenure could not have gotten off to a worse start after the £13-million addition from Freiburg handled Salah’s close-range effort minutes after the opening whistle. Salah thumped a rising effort into the roof of the net from the penalty spot to give the hosts a fourth-minute advantage.

That lead lasted all of eight minutes when Harrison spun Trent Alexander-Arnold before cutting in to unleash a perfect strike into the bottom corner at the near post past a lunging Alisson.

Koch was again the focal point when the central defender lost Virgil van Dijk on a corner kick as the unmarked Dutchman skied to head Andrew Robertson’s delivery to make it 2-1 inside of 20 minutes.

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