Liverpool vs Leeds: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for Premier League match at AnfieldSeptember 12, 2020
LIVERPOOL welcome newly-promoted Leeds to Anfield with both sides looking to start their Premier League campaign with a win.
The visitors are playing their first top-flight match for 16 years, with boss Marcelo Bielsa opting to start Patrick Bamford upfront ahead of record-signing Rodrigo.
- Start time: 5.30pm BST
- TV/Live stream: Sky Sports Main Event, Premier League/NOW TV
- Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Keita, Mane, Salah, Firmino.
- Leeds XI: Meslier, Ayling, Koch, Struijk, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Harrison, Hernandez, Costa, Bamford.
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LEEDS UNITED XI
There's only a place on the bench for Leeds' big-money man Rodrigo as Marcelo Bielsa lines his side up in a 4-1-4-1 formation.
1 Meslier, 2 Ayling, 5 Koch, 21 Struijk, 15 Dallas, 23 Phillips, 17 Costa, 19 Hernandez, 43 Klich, 22 Harrison, 9 Bamford
13 Adrian, 3 Fabinho, 7 Milner, 17 Jones, 18 Minamino, 21 Matip, 27 Origi.
Jurgen Klopp goes with his flexible 4-3-3 that brought silverware, and it's a familiar looking line-up.
1 Alisson, 66 Alexander-Arnold,12 Gomez,4 Van Dijk, 26 Roberton, 5 Wijnaldum, 14 Henderson, 8 Keita, 10 Mane, 9 Fimino, 11 Salah.
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THE RUN IN
It's gets easier for Leeds after today – but not for long.
Here are the key fixtures to be aware of.
Leeds are back in the big time, but could not have asked for a harder start on their return.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last eight games against Leeds in all competitions (W6 D2) since a 1-2 defeat in April 2001 in the Premier League.
Welcome to Anfield for live coverage of Liverpool versus Leeds United on the opening day of this new Premier League season.
And for these two clubs, it’s not just any old Premier League season.
For the first time in 30 years, Liverpool begin the campaign as the champions of English football.
Jurgen Klopp says his squad aren’t preparing to defend their title – they’re going to attack it.
He certainly has the players to do so. There haven’t been many new arrivals at Anfield, but that tricky trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are still there and raring to go.
However, there are concerns over Jordan Henderson’s involvement. The captain has only recently returned to training following injury.
Leeds, meanwhile, are back in the top-flight for the first time since 2004.
The Yorkshire club won plenty of plaudits for the way they took the Championship title, and now Premier League fans are eager to see what the team – and the man who got them there – are made of.
Marcelo Bielsa has shown himself to be a master tactician and a flamboyant character, and deserves his chance to rub shoulders with his Liverpool counterpart.
He’s added to his already impressive ranks with some big signings such as German international Robin Koch and Spanish forward Rodrigo.
Marshalling the midfield will be one of England’s new men, Kalvin Phillips. The Yorkshire Pirlo starred in the English Championship, but the English champions will be an altogether different prospect.
It’s all set to be an intriguing encounter in the north-west, and kick-off is at 5.30pm.
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