Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick, including two penalties, as Liverpool began its Premier League title defence with a hugely entertaining 4-3 win over promoted Leeds United At Anfield on Saturday.
Salah also became the first Liverpool player to score a hat-trick on the opening day of the Premier League.
Leeds, making its return to the top flight after a 16-year absence, fought back from behind three times and played the brand of intense, attacking football that its Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa established during its promotion campaign last season.
Liveerpool will be concerned with some slack defending but once again did what it has done so well in the past two seasons — finding a way to win at the end.
A season beginning with fans still barred from the grounds due to COVID-19 restrictions…