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Liverpool vs Leeds live score and result updates: Premier League latest as Salah and Mane score braces

Liverpool piled the pressure on at the top of the table with a resounding 6-0 victory over Leeds United.A brace each for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane as well as goals for centre-backs Virgil Van Dijk and Joel Matip helped the Reds climb just three points

Liverpool piled the pressure on at the top of the table with a resounding 6-0 victory over Leeds United.

A brace each for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane as well as goals for centre-backs Virgil Van Dijk and Joel Matip helped the Reds climb just three points behind Manchester City with 12 games to go.

Results elsewhere made the night even worse for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, as they sit just three points above the relegation zone, playing two games more than 18th placed Burnley.

The night was comfortable from the outset for Liverpool, with Salah opening the scoring from the spot just 15 minutes in.

A marauding run from Joel Matip helped the Cameroon international pick up the perfect attacking position to double their lead on the half hour mark, before Salah’s second penalty five minutes later putting the game beyond their opponents.

When it looked like the visitors had begun to close the floodgates, Mane got his first after a flowing Liverpool move.

The recently crowned African Cup of Nations star found his second on the 90-minute mark, with Van Dijk powering home a header with the last action of the game.

The result closes the gap to just three points at the summit of the table, with the two heavyweights still set to meet at the Etihad. It also puts the Reds in the perfect mindset before the League Cup final on Sunday.

As for Bielsa’s men, their torrid run of form continues, with no wins in five leaving them dangerously close to dropping into the bottom three. Their next outing is against Spurs on Saturday.

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