Leeds United vs Liverpool prediction: Mo Salah can frustrate Marcelo Bielsa's side

By Tom Phillips

Liverpool are showing signs of rediscovering that form that previously made them European and Premier League champions after going missing for most of last season.

They now travel to Elland Road to face a Leeds United side who have had a relatively slow start to the season.

The Reds are 7/10 favourites with Grosvenor Sport while hosts Leeds are 18/5 and a draw is 13/4.

Most Liverpool fans will want to forget most of last season with a number of injuries and a poor run at home creating a very poor title defence. But, at least they managed Champions League qualificaiton.

Jurgen Klopp's side have started the season undefeated picking up wins at Norwich City and against Burnley before conceding their first goal of the season against Chelsea before Mo Salah's penalty got his side a point.

Leeds United's start has been the opposite with two points in their first three matches and an opening day thrashing away to Manchester United is far from what Marcelo Bielsa expected.

The deadline day signing of Daniel James, a well-documented transfer target thanks to a certain documentary, will help Bielsa have extra bit of pace in attack which could spell a challenge for Klopp's defence.

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Tips

  • Mo Salah to score two or more goals - 21/4
  • Liverpool to win and both teams to score - 19/10

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Team stats

Liverpool have conceded the least yellow cards (one) and the fourth lowest number of fouls committed (33) in the Premier League this season.

Meanwhile, Leeds have recorded the least number of fouls (27) but have received seven yellow cards.

The Reds are third for number of shots registered in the league with 70, behind Manchester City (83) and Wolves (71) but have almost double than their opponents (41).

Player stats

Kostas Tsimikas has caused the most fouls for Klopp's side with six but as Andy Robertson has returned to action, it is unlikely the Greek defender will feature but Naby Keita has conceded five fouls but has won seven tackles already this season - more than any of his teammates.

Despite receiving more yellow cards than their visitors, Leeds have Kalvin Phillips is on four for most fouls conceded with defender Liam Cooper behind on three.

Jack Harrison could be a threat on the wing with the former Liverpool academy player attempting 12 crosses already this season. He is 9/2 to register an assist today.

H2H

This will be the 118th meeting between the two sides.

Liverpool boast 59 wins against their opponents - 52 coming from league meetings and have not lost at Elland Road since losing 4-3 back in November 2000 courtesy of Mark Viduka scoring four goals.

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