Liverpool left Elland Road last season with a sense of regret and they return with that feeling again on Sunday.
A late-season surge meant Liverpool finished in a Champions League spot, and they need to show that spirit again this weekend having blown a chance to beat Chelsea in their last fixture, despite playing all of the second half against 10 men. Although the Blues defended brilliantly, the Reds lacked the craft to truly open them up.
Leeds were also lacking a cutting edge despite plenty of the ball in their last fixture. However, they did have the satisfaction of getting an equaliser with Patrick Bamford, who scored 17 goals last season, getting his first of the campaign in the 1-1 draw at Burnley.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Leeds vs Liverpool is scheduled for a 4.30pm BST kick-off on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
The match will take place at Elland Road.
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Where to watch Leeds vs Liverpool
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go.
Leeds vs Liverpool team news
Full-back Junior Firpo, midfielder Mateusz Klich and the versatile Stuart Dallas are all fit and ready to return. Leeds have also been boosted by the news Raphinha is available after Brazil decided not to push FIFA to ban players from featuring for their clubs.
Defender Robin Koch has been recovering from a pelvic injury and he has not made it back in time to feature this week. New signing Dan James is available to make his debut.
Roberto Firmino will miss out after suffering a hamstring injury that forced him to come off during the first half of the match with Chelsea.
Fellow Brazilians Alisson and can now feature against Leeds at Elland Road on Sunday, after Brazil decided on Friday night not to push for their Premier League players who did not report for international duty to be banned for this weekend.
Harvey Elliott has been a big plus for the Reds this term with the 18-year-old being trusted by Klopp to start the past two games and he is fully fit after withdrawing from the England Under-21 squad this week.
Virgil van Dijk is fit too after shaking off a knock picked up while with Holland.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Thiago, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Jota, Mane.
Leeds: Meslier; Ayling, Llorente, Cooper, Firpo; Phillips; James, Dallas, Raphinha, Harrison; Bamford
Leeds vs Liverpool prediction
Leeds haven’t really got going this season, while Liverpool had before Chelsea put the brakes on their progress.
The Reds will return to winning ways but it won’t be by a big margin.
Leeds 1 Liverpool 2
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Leeds wins: 6
Liverpool wins: 15
Betting odds and tips
Leeds to win: 18/5
Liverpool to win: 4/6
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