Eeds winger Crysencio Summerville struck a 90th-minute winner to snatch a vital win over manager Jesse Marsch as Liverpool were beaten 2-1 on Saturday night.
Marsch was fighting for his job when Leeds entered the game lodged in the relegation zone, and the American’s survival hopes soured when Liam Cooper headed a long ball past his own goalkeeper in the first minute .
Mohamed Salah’s attempt to open the first game wrapped in a gift was denied by a tight angle and recovering defenders before Leeds received a gift of their own.
Joe Gomez played a backpass on his own goal not realizing that Alisson Becker had crossed his line, leaving Rodrigo Moreno free to tap home a game opener in the fourth minute.
Anfield were shocked into silence, the atmosphere more reminiscent of a Sunday lunchtime kick-off than a fervent Saturday night under the lights.
They were rescued in typical fashion as Andrew Robertson kept up a bombardment of the Leeds box after a corner kick was recycled, the ball headed home by Salah for his 11th goal of the season – only four of which are came to the Premier League.
Liverpool failed to start from there and Brenden Aaronson slammed a shot against the crossbar of Rasmus Kristensen’s fine cross from the right.
Darwin Nunez couldn’t get the ball off his feet when sent one-on-one as the Reds struggled to dominate their opponents, their next closest effort coming when Robertson tickled the far post with a deflected cross before the break.
Klopp’s troops came out for the second half barely rallied, allowing Leeds a whiff of three major points in an increasingly scrappy encounter.
Losing the battle in midfield, the Liverpool boss launched Curtis Jones and Jordan Henderson on the hour mark.
Once again it was a mistake that generated their best open play chance as Cooper scrambled with Salah for company, the ball slid towards Nunez whose effort was blocked well by Meslier.
Any momentum quickly crumbled when Leeds’ dipping legs clipped Salah’s next goal before the Egyptian made a good opening into touch – the kind of moment he would have probably scored a goal from the season’s candidate there 18 months ago.
Patrick Bamford is certainly out of form and his wayward attempt to control a perfect ball into the box squandered Leeds’ best opening after Meslier again denied Nunez.
The Frenchman was there again to deny the end of Firmino’s header before Leeds snatched the points away from Summerville, the home defense at a standstill as the young winger picked up the Bamford touch and fired a shot past Alisson to send the team wild outside – and push his team. of the last three.