Leeds vs Liverpool confirmed line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture

By Jamie Braidwood
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Liverpool travel to Leeds in the Premier League this afternoon with both teams set to be disrupted by Brazil’s request to ban their internationals from appearing in the match.

The Reds could be without the trio of Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino while hosts Leeds are likely to be missing Raphinha after the players were prevented from travelling to South America for the country’s World Cup qualifiers due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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Jurgen Klopp’s side were held by 10-man Chelsea in their last match before the international break but opened their season with back-to-back wins over Norwich and Burnley.

Leeds are still looking for their first win of the new season under manager Marcelo Bielsa. Patrick Bamford’s late equaliser rescued a point in their last match at Burnley while Bielsa’s side drew 2-2 with Everton in their opening match of the season at Elland Road. New signing Daniel James could make his debut following his arrival from Manchester United.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

When is it?

The match will kick off at 4:30pm on Sunday 12 September.

How can I watch?

It will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage starting from 4:00pm. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

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Confirmed line-ups

Leeds: Meslier; Ayling, Cooper, Llorente, Firpo; Phillips, Dallas; Raphinha, Rodrigo, Harrison; Bamford

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Elliott; Mane, Salah, Jota

Odds

Leeds: 10/3

Draw: 3/1

Liverpool: 3/4

Prediction

After the frustration of failing to break down 10-man Chelsea’s low block in the second half at Anfield, the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are set to enjoy the space that will likely open up at Elland Road. The absence of Alisson is a concern for Liverpool but Kelleher filled in admirably last season and will be boosted by the presence of Virgil van Dijk in Liverpool’s defence. Leeds have yet to click so far this season and the loss of Raphinha could be the most significant one of the day. Leeds 1-3 Liverpool


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