Liverpool break Man Utd’s Premier League penalty record with incredible haul during 6-0 Leeds win


LIVERPOOL set a new Premier League record during their Leeds demolition on Wednesday night.

The Reds went past Manchester United’s mark of the most penalties awarded in the Premier League era.

Mo Salah took and converted two penalties in Liverpool's 6-0 win over Leeds

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Mo Salah took and converted two penalties in Liverpool’s 6-0 win over LeedsCredit: AFP
The two spot-kicks were Liverpool's 170th and 171st in Premier League history

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The two spot-kicks were Liverpool’s 170th and 171st in Premier League historyCredit: PA

Jurgen Klopp’s men were awarded two spot-kicks by referee Michael Oliver at Anfield on Wednesday.

Mo Salah took and converted both of them with minimal fuss.

They were the Reds’ 170th and 171st in Premier League history.

It took them clear of the 169 that rivals Manchester United have been awarded in the competition’s 31-year existence.

Chelsea have been awarded 157 spot-kicks, while Arsenal have won 156 in the Prem.

Champions Man City have had 137 penalties awarded in their favour during the Premier League era.

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Liverpool moved within three points of leaders Man City with their 6-0 thrashing of Leeds.

Klopp’s side have won six in a row in the Premier League and are hot on City’s heels.

The German boss said: “In the end it went pretty smoothly. It was really hard work because they make it hard work.

“It is tricky playing against a man marking side, you feel pressure where no pressure is.

“We had to be fully concentrated and we were and in the end it is a wonderful night.

“There might be some people out there who think penalties you should not count them but you want the right person on the spot to put them away and that is what Mo did.

“In the end top game, top for the people. In a really good shape and a wonderful night at Anfield.

“Leeds had good spells but I think it is really difficult to play the way they did for 90 minutes against a team like us.”

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