Salah, Mane help Liverpool to 3-0 win against Leeds

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Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates after scoring the third goal during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Liverpool at Elland Road on September 12, 2021 in Leeds, England . (Photo by John Powell / Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates after scoring the third goal during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Liverpool at Elland Road on September 12, 2021 in Leeds, England . (Photo by John Powell / Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane scored on each side of a Fabinho goal to help Liverpool to a 3-0 win over Leeds on Sunday at Elland Road.

The result took Liverpool to third place on same points with Manchester United and Chelsea.

The Reds went ahead after 21 minutes after Salah latched on to a Trent Alexander-Arnold pass, the Egyptians second goal in two straight games.

Fabinho doubled his side’s lead early in the second half, firing in a rebound from close-range after a Virgil van Dijk attempt had been blocked.

Things got worse for the hosts on the hour mark as substitute Pascal Struijk saw red for a robust challenge on Harvey Elliott, who was stretched out of the game by medics.

From that moment on, Liverpool pushed to increase their goal tally, but were forced to wait until the 93rd minute when Mane turned in the penalty area and netted from a Thiago Alcantara pass.

The Red’s not turn their focus onto the UEFA Champions League with their season opener against Italian side AC Milan scheduled for Wednesday.

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