Liverpool has gotten its worst start to the Premier League season in a long time, after losing for the second time to a relegated team.
The first team was Nottingham Forest, where Taiwo Awoniyi’s goal was enough to show the difference between the two teams, but that was an away match.
Liverpool hosted Leeds on Saturday and saw their unbeaten Premier League record at Anfield, which stretched back 29 games and 19 months taken away by the visitors.
Jesse Marsch’s men picked up their first win in eight matches courtesy of Crysencio Summerville’s 89th-minute goal to silence home fans with a 2-1 result.
It is Liverpool’s fourth defeat of the season in twelve games as Jurgen Klopp has continued to struggle with his team’s poor run of form.
They sit ninth in the table, 13 points off top spot and looking unlikely even to fight for a top-four place at present.
The visitors stole the lead in the fourth minute after Rodrigo Moreno pounced on a silly miscommunication between Joe Gomez and Alisson Becker.
Mohammed Salah leveled the game for the home team with a beautiful volley, but his goal could not save Liverpool from getting thrashed by the visitors.
Leeds goalkeeper, Meslier denied Darwin Nunez three times and Roberto Firmino, superbly, on another occasion. He also beat away an effort from Andy Robertson and saved Salah with his feet. He managed to keep the home side at bay.
Brenden Aaronson was unlucky not to score in the first half for Leeds, rattling the bar at the Kop End from Rasmus Kristensen’s cross, but he created a beautiful chance for Rodrigo right before the break.
Virgil Van-Dijk also had his worst night as he saw his proud 70-game record extinguished, as Klopp’s side lost their first home league game in front of fans since April 2017, when Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace came and spoilt the party.
Chelsea also suffered a defeat against Brighton, while Tottenham hinged a late winner against Bournemouth from two goals down.
Defeat in Anfield puts Liverpool eight points clear of the fourth position and the chances of ever finishing fourth as they face Tottenham next week.