The Premier League is back with a trip for Liverpool to Elland Road, as the men in whites Leeds United prepare to battle the former Premier League champions on this Sunday afternoon.
Welcoming Chelsea at Anfield last time around, Liverpool were unsuccessful in clinching all the 3 points. Thus, the men in Reds had to settle for a 1-1 draw against the men in Blues, who were down to 10 men for the entire 2nd half.
Thereafter, Jurgen Klopp’s side will be looking to get back on the winning ways on Sunday. Meanwhile, Leeds are yet to open their victory account this season in the Premier League.
Leeds United vs Liverpool: Match Preview
Liverpool are currently sitting at the 5th spot in the Premier League table with 7 points in their bag. Winning 2 and drawing 1 in their last 3 games, the Reds will be eager to continue their unbeaten run.
Meanwhile, Leeds are also unbeaten in their last 7 home games in the Premier League. Thus, one could expect a blockbuster this Sunday.
While the spotlights will be on the Egyptian Mohamed Salah, who could join the century club of the Premier League goals as he is just 1 goal away to achieve the remarkable feat. In doing so, Salah will become the fifth-fastest player to accomplish 100 goals in the competition.
However, the foreground for this fixture is the FIFA protocols, which will see the suspension of the South American players for this game. Thus, making the team selection process a headache for the managers and an act of suspense for the fans.
Following the controversial FIFA protocols, Liverpool will miss the service of the Brazilian trio Roberto Firmino, Alisson Becker, and Fabinho.
While James Milner might also miss the trip to his former club as he was unfit for the game against Chelsea and the severity of the veteran’s injury is unclear.
The young prodigy, Harvey Elliott might be running a race against time to play a part against Leeds. As the 18-year-old, who got his first call up for the U21 England squad had to be withdrawn from the team concerning a muscular problem.
Further, the Japanese forward Takumi Minamino and Walesh defender Neco Williams will join the injury bench. As both suffered an injury during the international break.
Apart from that, the Reds do not have any red or yellow card suspension concerning this match.
Liverpool probable starting lineup:
Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Thiago, Henderson; Salah, Jota, Mane.
Leeds United vs Liverpool: Prediction
One can expect a goal feast on Sunday. Looking at the attacking department, Both sides have enough options to make the opposition’s defence look vulnerable. It could end up as Liverpool 2-1 Leeds United at Elland Road.