Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick on the opening day of the English Premier League season as it steered defending champions Liverpool to a 4-3 victory over new-comers Leeds United.

With Leeds playing their first Premier League game in 16 years as Championship winners and guided by the iconic Marcelo Bielsa, the newly-promoted upstarts may have been forgiven for a bullish mood on the eve of the new season after Salah poked home from the penalty spot from close range.

A few minutes later, Leeds got the equalizer before Van Dijk headed home to give the hosts the advantage once more before a rare mistake from the £75million man allowed Leeds back into it during a remarkably open first half.

It was the Salah show afterwards, as he scored the third goal and an 88 min penalty to help Liverpool claim victory.

Also, the Egyptian became is the first Liverpool player to net a hat-trick on opening day since John Aldridge in 1988.

His teammate and Senegal International, Sadio Mane played the full duration of the game, while Cameroon Internation Joel Matip came into the fray in the 89th minute, when he replaced Trent Alexandra-Arnold

There are very few things in life that make me happy, but talking and writing Sports has to be at the top. I honed my broadcasting skills at the University of Lagos Radio Station and have free-lanced for platforms like Top Radio and Superscreen TV amongst others. Deji loves running commentaries on Football matches and Athletics, and is now a Junior Sports Writer at Making of Champions. He hopes to become a Sports Agent in the future.


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