Leeds v Liverpool: match preview

Leeds v Liverpool
Leeds v Liverpool: probable starters in bold, contenders in light Illustration: Guardian

The man who made made way for Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United will be afforded quite a welcome party at Elland Road. The Wales winger Daniel James is expected to make his debut for Leeds against Liverpool and begin showing his new public precisely why Marcelo Bielsa has been pursuing him for the past two and a half years. While it is unclear whether James will start on the right or left as Leeds aim to secure a first league win of the season, do not expect to see Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold in midfield. Interestingly, Jürgen Klopp has poured scorn on Gareth Southgate’s decision to deploy the right-back in that department for England against Andorra. Louise Taylor

Sunday 4.30pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Elland Road

Last season Leeds 1 Liverpool 1

Referee Craig Pawson

This season G2 Y8 R0 4 cards/game

Odds H 7-2 A 4-5 D 3-1

LEEDS

Subs from Klaesson, Forshaw, Roberts, Rodrigo, Cresswell, McCarron, Klich, Summerville, Shackleton, Raphinha

Doubtful None

Injured Koch (pelvis, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y7 R0

Form LDD

Leading scorers Ayling, Bamford, Raphinha 1

LIVERPOOL

Subs from Kelleher, Adrián, N Williams, Phillips, Gomez, Konaté, Tsimikas, Keïta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Milner, Jones, Origi, Gordon, Minamino, Thiago

Doubtful None

Injured Firmino (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y1 R0

Form WWD

Leading scorers Jota, Salah 2


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