LIVERPOOL piled the pressure on Manchester City at the top of the Premier League with a 6-0 romp over Leeds United, writes Carl Markham.

The Reds hammered Marcelo Bielsa's struggling side to move three points behind City as the title race heats up.

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane both scored twice, with Joel Matip also netting in the first half and Virgil Van Dijk scoring at the death.

Salah scored two penalties either side of creating Matip's strike as Liverpool led 3-0 at half-time, with Mane's second-half double and Van Dijk's late goal making it a rout.

After a seventh defeat in 10 matches, Leeds are now only three points above the relegation zone but head coach Bielsa insists he will continue to stick to his principles.

“How am I not going to question what I’m doing? Of course I question myself,” he said.

“And you ask yourself why the things that are happening to us are happening.

"The question is, I don’t think that a change in style is going to change what is happening to us.”

Asked whether the owners had expressed concerns about the club’s slide towards the bottom three, Bielsa added: “Not specifically but when a team is going through what we are going through it is only going to awaken doubts.

“And I know the consequence of the succession of results of the team I manage.”