Leeds vs Liverpool prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out today?

Liverpool will face Leeds at Elland Road in the Premier League in front of fans for the first time since 2004 when they meet in the Premier League this afternoon.

The two sides played out a 1-1 draw in this fixture at Elland Road last season, in a match that was overshadowed by the announcement of the ill-fated European Super League and was played behind closed doors.

Leeds were thrashed by rivals Manchester United in their opening match of the season before drawing their next two fixtures against Everton and Burnley, with Patrick Bamford rescuing a late point at Turf Moor.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have picked up seven points from their opening three games of the season but were left rueing a missed opportunity in their last match as they were held by 10-man Chelsea at Anfield.

Here’s all the information you need before the fixture.

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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What is the team news?

All eyes will be on whether Liverpool and Leeds can find a solution with the Premier League, Brazil, the FA and Fifa over the release of their Brazilian internationals.

As it stands, Liverpool’s Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino and Leeds’ Raphinha will be banned from playing in the fixture.

Should that remain the case, Liverpool will be forced into a change in goal with Caoimhin Kelleher in line for his first appearance of the season. The 22-year-old made two Premier League starts last campaign and also kept a clean sheet in a crucial 1-0 win over Ajax in the Champions League.

Diogo Jota would also be set to return to Klopp’s starting line-up while Thiago could come in for Fabinho, with Jordan Henderson moving into holding midfield. Harvey Elliot will be assessed ahead of the Leeds match after pulling out of England’s U21 squad with a minor muscle injury.

Leeds were without Mateusz Klich and Junior Firpo for the visit to Turf Moor after they tested positive for Covid-19 but are both expected to return to the fold. Robin Koch remains an injury doubt while Stuart Dallas could be unavailable after he missed Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifiers due to personal reasons.

Daniel James could make his first appearance for Leeds in the place of Raphinha, although he has yet only just joined up with his new team-mates as he was away on international duty with Wales.

Predicted line-ups

Leeds: Meslier; Ayling, Llorente, Cooper, Firpo; Phillips, Klich; James, Rodrigo, Harrison, Bamford

Liverpool: Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Thiago, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Jota, Mane

Odds

Leeds: 10/3

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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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