Patrick Bimford scored the second goal for Leeds against Liverpool
In his usual manner, the Argentine coach, Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds United manager, spoke after the four-way loss to Liverpool, noting, “We were able to avoid defeat.”
Liverpool beat Leeds 4-3 in a wonderful and exciting opening meeting for the two teams in the first round of the Premier League.
Leeds gave an exciting and strong return against the English Premier League champions last season, which made Juergen Klopp praise the team, and this matter was conveyed to Bielsa, but he did not receive the praise happily.
“I can never be happy that we lost in the end,” Bielsa said of Klopp’s tribute.
How about the match?
“We could have avoided defeat against Liverpool,” the Leeds coach said.
“We played with our style and imposed the way we played on them at many times of the match, and now our goal in the upcoming matches is to achieve victory with our own and our way,” he said during the press conference after the match.
“Liverpool dominated the match at times, and at other times we dominated the game, and there were many tied times in the match,” he noted.
He continued, saying: “In some moments we were able to outperform Liverpool, but in general Liverpool were ahead.”
Bielsa praised the midfielder of his team Matthews Klitch, who scored the third goal for Leeds, He said, “He is a very important player for the team.”
“Matthews defends in a manner similar to that of Calvin Phillips – a Leeds midfielder – and attacks in a manner similar to that of Pablo Hernandez – a star midfielder for Leeds – and very few players can do both.”
And he added, “Especially when you defend against players like Keita and Vinaldom, and when you attack against players such as Van Dyck, Henderson and Fabinho.”
Salah continued to maintain his luster and opened his new season in the best possible way with a “hat-trick” with which he rocked Leeds. (See the details)
Salah became the first Liverpool player to score a hat-trick in the Reds’ opening match in the league, since John Aldridge in the 1988-89 season.
The victory secured the first three points for Liverpool, while the first victory for Leeds was postponed after returning to the Premier League for the first time since the 2003/04 season.