The Whites drew level three times but ultimately left with a 4-3 defeat after Reds striker Mo Salah bagged a hat-trick which included two penalties.
Graham Smyth, the YEP's chief football writer, hands out the scores.
1. Illan Meslier
7 - Made some big stops and came off his line well to sweep up. Could do little with Salah's goals. Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images.
2. Luke Ayling
8 - Defended well, got Leeds moving forward and played some nice stuff in the Liverpool half. Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images.
3. Pascal Struijk
7 - Drafted in late to replace Liam Cooper, against the league's best attack. Overcame a shaky start to settle. Defended stoutly in the second half. Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images.
4. Robin Koch
6 - A difficult debut with a few days of training under his belt. Harshly penalised for the penalty but lost his man for Van Dijk's goal and struggled to settle for a while after that. Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images.