Premier League Leeds United vs Liverpool: A late Diego Llorente header canceled out Sadio Mane’s strike as Leeds United rallied for a draw with Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp’s team was looking to move back into the top four in the Premier League, commencing the match three points behind fourth-placed West Ham United and two behind fifth-placed Chelsea.
Mane netted for the visitors to Elland Road in the 31st minute as Trent Alexander-Arnold laid a ball off to the Senegal international to sweep home and stake his team to a half-time lead.
Leeds fought hard to find an equalizer, with Liverpool keeper Alisson called into action to save a great chance for Patrick Roberts to get the hosts back into the match.
Leeds United vs Liverpool: And the efforts of Marcelo Bielsa’s team were not empty, as Llorente headed in a justified game-tying goal for Leeds in the 87th minute to put the stop, Liverpool, from entering the top 4.
FULL TIME: #LUFC hold Super League side Merseyside Reds to a 1-1 draw after late Llorente equaliser
— Leeds United (@LUFC) April 19, 2021
“It is disappointing of course but we cannot say it was not deserved for Leeds,” Klopp said. “We had big chances in the first half but didn’t use those.
“We will fight for the Champions League with all we have. This is a point more in the end. It is always best to win all the games but if not we have to shake a bit and go again and that is what we will do.”
The result left Liverpool sixth on 53 points from 32 games, one behind fifth-placed Chelsea who has a game in hand and two adrift of West Ham in fourth. Leeds stayed 10th on 46 points.