Liverpool v Leeds : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 11-09-2020 9:07 pm (5 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 11-09-2020 09:07 PM (5 months ago)

Date :Saturday 12th September,2020
Time: 5:30pm
Stadium Anfield
Referee Michael Oliver (England)
Goal Scorer:
Team News:

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson lifts the Premier League trophy on July 22, 2020© Reuters

Liverpool could be forced to start the new season without their captain Jordan Henderson, who continues to struggle with a knee injury carried over from last term.

The midfielder missed England's double-header and has not featured in any of Liverpool's pre-season games so, even if he is fit enough to play some part, it may only come from the bench.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also sidelined with a similar problem, while Xherdan Shaqiri is out with a muscle injury and new signing Kostas Tsimikas is unavailable to make his debut after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

Elsewhere, Klopp may consider resting Joe Gomez after he played the full 90 minutes in both of England's Nations League matches, although the centre-back is expected to start alongside last season's ever-present Virgil van Dijk.

Mohamed Salah will be looking to create another slice of Premier League history by scoring in a fourth successive opening fixture, a feat only previously achieved by Teddy Sheringham.

It is also bound to be a significant day for Leeds-born James Milner who, if he features, will have played in Leeds' last 31 Premier League games despite their 16-year absence from the top flight.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Liverpool pre-season form: WDLW

The visitors come into the game with a relatively clean bill of health but will still be without Adam Forshaw, who continues to struggle with a hip injury.

The likes of Helder Costa and newly-capped England midfielder Kalvin Phillips have returned to fitness during the break.

Club-record signing Rodrigo is expected to lead the line for his debut, and if that is the case then it would be his first Premier League appearance since a loan spell with Bolton Wanderers in 2010-11.
Leeds United possible starting lineup:
Meslier; Ayling, Cooper, Koch, Dallas; Costa, Hernandez, Phillips, Klich, Harrison; Rodrigo
Leeds United pre-season form: L

Prediction: Liverpool 3-1 Leeds United

Posted: at 11-09-2020 09:07 PM (5 months ago) | Hero
- dopygenius at 11-09-2020 09:13 PM (5 months ago)
Liverpool go win 2-0
Posted: at 11-09-2020 09:13 PM (5 months ago) | Gistmaniac