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Summary

  1. All the action from Liverpool v Leeds United
  2. It was thirteen years since the two clubs met here, and remains fifteen since Leeds last won here
  3. Divock Origi and Ben Woodburn with the goals for Liverpool

Live Reporting

By Katie Whyatt

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight!

    Liverpool 2-0 Leeds

    Thanks for joining us on the live blog tonight. 

    Leeds more than matched Liverpool but lacked that composure in the final third, and that's what undid them at times. They looked so strong elsewhere and in their build-up play, and should go away proud. 

    We'll be back this weekend as Leeds take on Aston Villa in the Championship. 

    Souleymane Doukara
  2. KEMAR ROOFE: I knew it would hit the post

    Liverpool 2-0 Leeds

    Kemar Roofe

    We could have found the momentum, strength and positivity if that goal had gone in. I knew it was going to hit the post but I thought it would hit the post and go in. 

    How did we do well tonight? I think we just keep running every game, and in training - we keep at it, 100%, and we're getting used to each other and building that confidence. It shows the strength of our squad that boys could come in and play like they did, and everyone is in a position where they could be starting. 

    We thought we could win at half time. Even when we went a goal down, we thought we could do it - we just needed to take chances.

  3. GARRY MONK: Roofe deserved a goal

    Liverpool 2-0 Leeds

    Garry Monk

    We tried to limit them to areas we knew they couldn't hurt us and tried to hurt them on the break - some of our breakaways were great. Roofe deserved a goal and you can sense the frustration in them. 

    I said to the players that I just wanted them to come off proud, and they did. Taking O'Kane off was an act of caution and Cooper's looks a little more serious, but we're hoping both will be OK. 

  4. GARRY MONK: We have to be proud

    Liverpool 2-0 Leeds

    Garry Monk

    I think we have to be proud of that performance. I feel the result was a bit unfair but we had to tweak our gameplan tactically to allow for having less of the ball than we usually do. We followed that to a tee and just lacked a bit of composure and luck - had we got a goal, we'd have got that lift. 

    The key to managing changes is making sure players understand their own and other people's roles, and that was pleasing to see. I was gutted for the players, given how much spirit and fight they showed. We want to try and make this a regular fixture. 

  5. Has Silvestri put pressure on Green?

    Liverpool 2-0 Leeds

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    Well, I don't think he's done anything wrong. I do think it's going to go back to Rob Green against Aston Villa, because we're winning games in the Championship. But Silvestri is putting the pressure on him.

  6. Beradi - assassin for hire?

    Liverpool 2-0 Leeds

    Gareth Jones

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Berardi - I just love him. Katherine does wonder how he juggles being a footballer and a trained assassin, because he's clearly both. He brought that aggression that was needed tonight. 

  7. Ayling impressive

    Liverpool 2-0 Leeds

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    You're not going to turn down a chance to play at Anfield, but Ayling's had that experience of playing centre back with Bristol City, when he played in a three. That shows that the players trust the manager. Ayling could have been tighter on Origi at times but that's me being harsh - he did well tonight. 

  8. Roofe stepping up

    Liverpool 2-0 Leeds

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    We were saying it was a huge step up to the Championship from League Two - he was always going to stand out at League Two level, but now he's finding his feet against people just as good as him. We're seeing the true Roofe that we bought now because he's learned how to get the best out of his game. 

  9. Charlie Taylor - man of the match?

    Gareth Jones

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    We saw the Charlie Taylor we all know and love tonight - he made a few mistakes, but he was good defensively and offensively.

    But Bartley was excellent, wasn't he? He just did his job. 

  10. Leeds can grow from this

    Liverpool 2-0 Leeds

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    Maybe Leeds lacked the quality at times, but this whole stadium has not intimidated them or over-awed them - they've embraced it. They were up against international players and you can tell they really, really enjoyed the challenge. 

    As long as the boys take it in the right way and don't let it get to them - they can take this into the Championship and grow. This was a big game for them and they've not let themselves down. 

  11. Noel on Kemar Roofe

    Liverpool 2-0 Leeds

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    Roofe, tonight, did well what he's been doing well for the past six weeks - he's slowing down his game and speeding up in the right areas. I like him in that number ten role and he has the pace to come off defenders, get between pockets and play between the lines. He has the energy to work across the middle and the eye to pick a pass. 

  12. Noel on Doukara

    Liverpool 2-0 Leeds

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    I think Doukara did OK. It's difficult - he does prefer it coming off the left, but Wood is such a handful and probably didn't have enough time to get into the game. Wood is such a big lad that people watch him a little bit more, and that takes the pressure off Doukara.

  13. How do Leeds improve decision making?

    Liverpool 2-0 Leeds

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    They've got to realise everyone's proud of them and not get deflated. they competed witha quality Liverpool side for 90 minutes.

    Leeds absolutely need to be more clinical. The amount of times Sacko's been one on one and not hit the target - you have to think about who's in the box. And his body position - he's always leaning back, so the ball will always go high. You look first, and I don't think he gets his head up and acts with enough composure. He does the hard work but his finishing touch lets him down. 

    Sacko probably was seeing his name in lights for scoring at Anfield, but you have to play for the team. We struggled sometimes with those final balls but those goals would have bought Leeds time.  

  14. Positives for Leeds

    Liverpool 2-0 Leeds

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    I think you can take more positives from this than that Rotherham game last week. The heart and desire was so impressive. Phillips and Vieira have been exceptional tonight. Their workrate, quality on the ball, in a stadium like this, with a full house - it shows how mature these boys are.

    The scoreline definitely flatters Liverpool - if Leeds had had a bit of luck, there'd be a different shade on that scoreline.   

  15. 'Liverpool were outplayed at times today'

    Liverpool 2-0 Leeds

    Gareth Jones

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Liverpool were outplayed at times today, definitely - not because Liverpool were sloppy, but because Leeds were that good. 

    The first thing Kyle Bartley said in that press conference was, "We'll need some luck." Leeds have had none of it today. I know both sides have hit the woodwork, but Leeds have had injuries, players out of position - they've been up against it. 

  16. JIMMY CASE on Ben Woodburn

    Liverpool 2-0 Leeds

    Ben Woodburn's movement on the ball was so impressive - his control of the ball in sticky situations was very clever, like a seasoned professional in how effortless it was. He'd repeatedly get it into positions that were easy for him. He knew where he wanted the ball before he got it and showed a footballing mind to get into position to take that ball from Wijnaldum.   

  17. JIMMY CASE: Liverpool persevered in the right way

    Liverpool 2-0 Leeds

    The players have to take credit for how they persevered. They were stuttering, but that first goal put everything in perspective as the mind and urgency settled down. They started producing a little more in terms of team movements and positioning.

  18. BreakingFULL TIME: LIVERPOOL 2-0 LEEDS

    Stay with us for all the post-match reaction.