Dutch newspapers react to Crysencio Summerville's winner for Leeds United v Liverpool
Crycensio Summerville netted a last-gasp winner for Leeds United on Saturday evening, and the Dutch media had plenty to say on his goal.
Leeds took the lead early through Rodrigo, but Mohamed Salah’s equaliser left the game hanging in the balance. However, Summerville latched onto Patrick Bamford’s touch and scored the winner in dramatic fashion to end Leeds United’s winless streak.
A day after the match – coincidentally Summerville’s 21st birthday – the Dutch media have delivered their verdict on his winning goal.
De Volkskrant said: “The little Rotterdammer reacted faster than [Virgil] Van Dijk and tapped the ball behind the unsuccessfully diving Alisson, to the frenzied joy of the fans who had travelled behind the goal.
“It was an early birthday present for the former Feyenoord player.”
Telegraaf echoed the praise in their summary: “Summerville had his moment of glory, picking up the ball in the penalty area and skipping the ball past Alisson with a shrewd punt.
Gelderlander were also full of praise, and labelled Summerville’s performance “a dream evening”.
A huge moment
Saturday’s winner was a huge moment for the whole of Leeds and especially for Summerville individually.
Jesse Marsch took a huge risk by starting him at Anfield, but he repaid the American’s faith in him with a superly taken finish.
Daniel James’ departure in January opened up the space for Summerville to shine in the squad, and he took his opportunity with both hands. He will quickly become a key player if he keeps up his current form.
As for Leeds and the bigger picture, Saturday’s three points were absolutely crucial, and to do it at Anfield of all places was special.
With Bournemouth up next and then another very difficult test against Tottenham, Leeds will need to take confidence from Saturday’s win and use it as a building block.
Marsch’s job will be putting this poor streak behind him. Bournemouth is a huge chance for another three points.
In other Leeds United news, Leeds should sack Marsch despite the win against Liverpool, claims The Mirror