MOHAMED Salah fired his 100th Premier League goal as Liverpool won 3-0 at Leeds to climb level on points with the Premier League’s top two, but the victory was overshadowed by a serious injury to Reds teenager Harvey Elliott.

Salah turned home Trent Alexander-Arnold’s low cross in a one-sided first half, Fabinho struck five minutes into the second and Sadio Mane added a deserved late third to extend Liverpool’s unbeaten start.

The home side played the final half hour with 10 men after substitute Pascal Struijk was sent off for his challenge on Elliott, who received lengthy treatment before being carried off on a stretcher with a serious ankle injury.

Leeds, roared on by a full house, played their part in a pulsating encounter, but could easily have lost by more.

A wall of noise from all quarters of the stadium made for a breathless start and Rodrigo fired a golden chance for Leeds straight at Alisson.

But Liverpool were undeterred by an intimidating atmosphere and instead set about racking up the chances.

One of those saw Salah side-foot Liverpool into a 19th-minute lead to become the fifth-fastest player to reach the landmark of 100 goals (in 162 games).

Liverpool doubled their lead in the 50th minute. Alexander-Arnold’s corner was headed goalward by Virgil Van Dijk and, after Leeds failed to clear, Fabinho shot the loose ball beyond Illan Meslier.

All hopes of a fightback were extinguished by Struijk’s straight red in the 60th minute.

Struijk and Elliott collided in a full-blooded challenge and the Liverpool midfielder was left in agony before being carried off.

A last-ditch tackle from Luke Ayling denied Salah after Mane broke clear and the latter pulled another good chance wide.

Patrick Bamford lifted the home fans with a brilliant 50-yard effort that had Alisson scrambling to push over.

But Leeds conceded a third when Mane turned on to Thiago’s ball inside and drove home in the closing stages.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side, fourth-bottom, have failed to win any of their first four league games for the first time since 1958/59.