Premier League football resumes this weekend and there’s a cracking fixture taking place at Elland Road.
Leeds United host Liverpool as they look to pick up their first victory of the new season after a difficult start to the campaign.
For Jurgen Klopp’s side, the focus will be on getting back to winning ways following their 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Anfield last time out.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are bound to pose a big test for the Reds and here’s everything that you need to know ahead of that fixture.
Leeds v Liverpool: Date and kick-off time
The Premier League clash will take place on Sunday, September 12 with a kick-off time of 4.30pm.
It will be played at Elland Road.
This match-up finished 1-1 last term with Diego Llorente cancelling out Sadio Mane’s opener for the Reds.
Leeds v Liverpool: TV channel and live stream
The game is being broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 4pm.
Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.
If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from 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.
Leeds v Liverpool: Team news
Marcelo Bielsa could be boosted by the return of Robin Koch against Liverpool.
The defender had missed the last two matches for Leeds but could be in contention for this one.
Daniel James could also make his Leeds debut after completing his move from Manchester United.
For Liverpool there are a number of potential injury woes.
Roberto Firmino is a doubt after hobbling off against Chelsea, while James Milner, Takumi Minamino and Neco Williams are also likely to miss out.
VIrgil van Dijk and Harvey Elliott have also suffered injury problems during the break but could be in contention to be involved.
Leeds v Liverpool: Match facts
- After winning both league meetings against Liverpool in 2000-01, Leeds are winless in their last eight against the Reds in the Premier League (D3 L5).
- Liverpool have lost just one of their last nine away league games against Leeds (W5 D3), going down 4-3 in November 2000 with Mark Viduka netting all four goals for the Whites.
- Liverpool have only failed to score in one of their last 22 meetings with Leeds in all competitions, finding the net in each of their last 15 against the Whites since a goalless draw at Elland Road in April 1999.
- After winning their last four games of the 2020-21 campaign, Leeds are without a win so far this season (D2 L1). They’ve not failed to win any of their first four games to a top-flight campaign since 1958-59 under Bill Lambton.
- Leeds are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League home games (W3 D4), their longest run without defeat at Elland Road in the top-flight since a run of 15 in 2001.
- Coming into this weekend’s games, only Brentford (15) are on a longer unbeaten run in England’s top four tiers than Liverpool (13 – W10 D3). Away from home, Liverpool have won seven of their last eight Premier League matches (D1), including each of the last four in a row.
- Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has created more chances than any other player in the Premier League this season (15), while no player has provided more successful open play crosses than Alexander-Arnold (6).
- Liverpool’s Sadio Mane has made more off the ball runs into the box than any other player in the Premier League this season (42). Meanwhile, 17 of Leeds striker Patrick Bamford’s 32 off the ball runs 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 games).
- 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 Henry (160).