Match Preview: Liverpool vs Leeds United
Date & time: September 12th, 2020 - 17:30
Is it on: Sky Sports
Ref: Michael Oliver
No sooner has last season ended than the new one is about to begin. It's even hard to believe that the Community Shield was a fortnight ago as well!
But the new Premier League season is upon us and Liverpool will get us underway at Anfield tomorrow night against newly promoted Championship champions Leeds United.
The Yorkshire side have been absent from the top flight since their relegation 16 years ago and couldn't have asked for a better - and worse - opening-day fixture.
It's not exactly an easy one for Liverpool to navigate though. In some ways the Champions couldn't have asked for a tougher opening fixture.
Injuries & Suspension
Liverpool are missing the talents of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (no, this isn't deja vu), Kostas Tsimikas, while Jordan Henderson is unlikely to start. Although should be available on the bench.
Despite a ridiculously placed, pre-season international break, all of our lads came through mostly unscathed so we've a strong squad to choose from on Saturday.
Leeds are relatively injury-free and will have a full compliment for Bielsa to choose from, so I think we all know what to expect.
Last 5 games:
Liverpool (last season): W-D-L-W-W
Leeds United (last season): W-W-W-W-W
Predicted Line up
It picks itself really, doesn't it? If the main boys are fit, they start. Especially in a game that involves a trophy.
With the captain missing, and Trent still battling to be ready, there are only really two places up for grabs. That is, of course, unless Klopp opts to throw some unusual selections out.
Predicted starting XI: Alisson, Trent, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Milner, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah and Firmino.
Subs: Adrian, Williams, Gomez, Keita, Jones, Minamino and Origi.