Premier League football has already been in full swing this weekend and there is a crack game going on at Elland Road.
Leeds United welcome Liverpool as they look to secure their first victory of the new season after a difficult start to the campaign.
For Jurgen Klopp’s side, the focus will be on returning to victory after their 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Anfield last time around.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are bound to pose a big test for the Reds and here’s everything you need to know ahead of this game.
Leeds v Liverpool: kick-off date and time
The Premier League clash will take place on Sunday 12 September with a kick-off at 4.30 p.m.
It will be played at Elland Road.
That game ended 1-1 last season, with Diego Llorente canceling Sadio Mane’s opener for the Reds.
Leeds v Liverpool: TV Channel & Live Stream
The match is broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 4 p.m. ET.
Sky Sports customers can stream this live through the app using their mobile devices, tablets or computers.
Alternatively, you can buy a Sky Sports Day Pass on NowTV for £ 9.99.
Updates will also be provided on talkSPORT throughout the afternoon while talkSPORT.com will also have a live blog for all the action HERE.
Leeds v Liverpool: team news
Both-team Brazilians Raphinha, Alisson and Fabinho all start for their respective teams after Brazil’s FA lifted their five-day ban.
Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed that a Robin Koch comeback is yet to happen.
Stuart Dallas, Mateusz Klich and Junior Firpo are all available to bolster the Leeds squad with Dallas and Firpo in the starting XI.
Dan James was named to the bench today as he awaits his Leeds debut following his departure from Manchester United.
Roberto Firmino is not in the squad after limping against Chelsea and remains out despite the international break.
James Milner, Takumi Minamino and Neco Williams are also absent.
But Thiago makes his first start of the season in midfield alongside Harvey Elliott who had been uncertain due to an injury.
Leeds vs Liverpool: the facts about the game
- Having won both league games against Liverpool in 2000-01, Leeds are winless in their last eight games against the Reds in the Premier League (D3 L5).
- Liverpool have lost just one of their last nine away league games to Leeds (5 v., 3 n.), Losing 4-3 in November 2000, with Mark Viduka scoring all four goals for the Whites .
- Liverpool have only managed to score in one of their last 22 encounters with Leeds in all competitions, finding the net in each of their last 15 against the Whites since a 0-0 draw at Elland Road in April 1999 .
- Having won their last four games of the 2020-21 campaign, Leeds are winless so far this season (D2 L1). They haven’t failed to win any of their first four games in a top-tier campaign since 1958-59 under Bill Lambton.
- Leeds are undefeated in their last seven home games in the Premier League (W3 D4), their longest unbeaten streak at Elland Road in the top flight since a streak of 15 in 2001.
- Heading into this weekend’s games, only Brentford (15) are on a longer unbeaten streak in England’s first four levels than Liverpool (13 – W10 D3). Away, Liverpool have won seven of their last eight Premier League games (D1), each of the last four in a row.
- Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has created more chances for himself than any other Premier League player this season (15), as no player has provided a more successful open play cross than ‘Alexander-Arnold (6).
- Liverpool’s Sadio Mane has made more passes in the box than any other Premier League player this season (42). Meanwhile, 17 of Leeds forward Patrick Bamford’s 32 strikes into the box saw a teammate try to find him with a pass, the most targeted runs of any player in the division.
- Leeds’ Patrick Bamford has been involved in five goals in his last seven Premier League appearances (4 goals, 1 assist), while the England striker is also on 98 goals in total in his English league career (272 appearances). ).
- Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has scored 99 goals in 161 Premier League appearances, and a goal here would see him become the fifth-fastest player to reach 100 in the competition after Alan Shearer (124), Harry Kane (141), Sergio Aguero ( 147) and Thierry Henri (160).