Liverpool’s dismal start to the Premier League season continued as Crysencio Summerville’s 89th-minute strike clinched a 2-1 win for Leeds at Anfield, causing Jurgen Klopp’s beleaguered side to lose more ground on the top four.
Summerville reacted quickest from Wilfried Gnonto’s left-wing cross to poke a low finish beyond Alisson Becker and consign Liverpool to a second consecutive Premier League defeat and their fourth in 12 games this season.
Liverpool had been pushing for a winner after Mohamed Salah cancelled out Rodrigo’s fourth-minute opener following a defensive mix-up between Alisson and Joe Gomez, but they could not find a way past the outstanding Illan Meslier, who made nine saves, the joint-most by any goalkeeper in a Premier League game this season.
Leeds defended doggedly and remained a threat on the counter-attack throughout, becoming just the latest side to find gaps in Liverpool’s defence, with Brenden Aaronson hitting the bar in the first half before Summerville’s dramatic winner.
The victory ends a four-game losing streak for Leeds, lifting them out of the relegation zone and easing the pressure on Marsch, but for ninth-placed Liverpool it represents the continuation of a nightmarish start which has seen them fall 13 points behind Manchester City and eight behind fourth-placed Newcastle.