Leeds new-boy Robin Koch gifts Liverpool two goals as Carragher and Tyler giggle at defender's name

LEEDS new boy Robin Koch made a horrendous start on debut by gifting Liverpool two early goals.

The £20million defender flopped from the off as he gave away a penalty after just four minutes.

Mo Salah's fierce left-footed shot appeared to strike Koch's knee before ricocheting into his hand from close-range.

And although many saw it as a harsh call, ref Michael Oliver pointed to the spot and Salah smashed the ball down the middle into the roof of the net.

Koch's night went from bad to worse when he lost Virgil Van Dijk at a corner in the 20th minute.

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The Dutch giant's mazy run sent Koch spinning around Anfield only for the new signing to turn around just in time to watch Van Dijk head home for Liverpool's second.

Leeds' No5 also copped flak from the commentary box as Sky Sports' Jamie Carragher and Martin Tyler giggled at his surname.

During Sky's coverage of the game, Carragher said: "He'd better get used to that, Koch."

Before Tyler clarified for viewers: "That's his name, by the way…"

The hilarious commentary exchange was one of the highlights of a breathless first-half which ended with Liverpool leading 3-2.

Leeds beat off competition from Spurs to sign defender Koch from Freiburg for £20m.

The German international centre-back, 24, made 87 appearances for Freiburg before opting to join The Whites as he moved into the last year of his contract.

He can also deputise at full-back and even as a defensive midfielder but he will have to bounce back from an unfortunate start to his Premier League career with Leeds.

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