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Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk loses opener at Anfield after Leeds shock 2-1 win as boss Jurgen Klopp laments ‘weird’ goal and says ‘everyone can see our problems’


Virgil van Dijk’s unbeaten record of 70 games at Anfield finally came to an end as Liverpool were beaten 2-1 by Leeds in dramatic fashion.

Crysencio Summerville popped up with an 89th-minute winner on Merseyside to make it back-to-back Premier League defeats for the Reds.

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Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk lost his first game at Anfield after Leeds won 2-1

Jurgen Klopp slammed his side's defense for late Crysencio winner Summerville

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Jurgen Klopp slammed his side’s defense for late Crysencio winner Summerville

Rodrigo gave the visitors a fourth-minute lead after capitalizing on Joe Gomez’s backpass.

Goalkeeper Alisson then slipped as he looked to clear the ball, allowing the Spanish striker into an empty net.

Mohamed Salah then equalized soon after, before Summerville fired past Alisson in the closing stages of the game to seal a famous victory at Leeds.

Leeds’ first win at Anfield since 2001 took them out of the bottom three, with Van Dijk suffering his first home defeat since joining Liverpool.

Since arriving from Southampton, the Dutch defender had won 59 games and drawn 11 before Saturday night’s clash with Leeds.

And few would have expected it to be the Whites who ended his record, with boss Jesse Marsch set to lose his job ahead of the game.


Speaking after the game, Klopp lamented his side’s poor defending as the late Summerville winner left Liverpool ninth in the table.

Speaking to talkSPORT, the German said: “The result is everything. The eclipse. We could have played our best game and lost 2-1, it would be the same as now.

“Good start, weird goal we concede. 1-0 down and score the equalizer. Full of good stuff, going 1-1 at half time.

“In the second half we put them under pressure, don’t finish our situations, at the end we defend the situation around the goal really badly. That’s why we lost the game.

“It’s very intense for us. We have a limited squad and we have to go through a lot of games. That’s it.

“Everyone can see that we have our problems and we haven’t changed for tonight, but we will give everything to change from now on.

Leeds recorded their first win since August to climb out of the bottom three

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Leeds recorded their first win since August to climb out of the bottom three

Alisson then took some of the blame as he insisted he should have prevented Summerville’s weak effort.

He remarked: “We have to think a lot about what we did wrong tonight.

“The two goals we conceded, we shouldn’t concede. I should have saved the second goal.

Klopp's Liverpool side are ninth in the table after suffering back-to-back defeats

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Klopp’s Liverpool side are ninth in the table after suffering back-to-back defeats

“We had opportunities up front. We are really disappointed with this result.

“It’s the Premier League. We don’t have time to breathe. We have to fight game after game.

“When you have bad results at home when you need points, it’s frustrating but we can’t afford to have that frustration in the next game.”



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