Liverpool players celebrate a goal, (c) Liverpool Twitter.

5 talking points as Liverpool labour past Leeds United

Liverpool won the opening fixture of their Premier League campaign by a 4-3 score-line against newly promoted Leeds United.

Liverpool played out a Premier League classic against Leeds United at the Anfield on Saturday evening. A rollercoaster clash saw the Reds grab all three points, albeit not easily. Jurgen Klopp’s men had to wait until almost the final whistle to be assured winners by a 4-3 margin versus a resolute side put out by Marcelo Bielsa.

Mohamed Salah scored a penalty to open the scoring but his strike was quickly cancelled out by Jack Harrison. Virgil van Dijk scored a thumping header minutes later until Patrick Bamford restored parity once more. Salah struck again before the game was equal for the third time, at 3-3, before completing his hat-trick from the penalty spot.

Here’s have a look at the five talking points from an enthralling outing:

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SADIO MANE WAS THE BEST LIVERPOOL PLAYER

Mohamed Salah may have hit three on the evening, but Sadio Mane is proving time and again that he is criminally underrated. The Senegal international showed once again why he is the best Liverpool player with a complete performance against the Premier League’s newcomers throughout the match.

Mane was all over the pitch and helped Andrew Robertson incredibly well in the defensive duties. The former Southampton man also had a goal ruled out for offside, but rightly so. He performed incredibly well and had a huge impact on the impact. Mane probably would not be awarded with the plaudits as he did not score, but it was a fantastic display, nonetheless.