Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool make the trip to Elland Road to take on Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds as they aim to build on their solid start to the new Premier League season
When packed to the brim with supporters, there are few stadiums across the country more daunting for any away side than Elland Road.
Liverpool have only played one game away from home thus far this season against newly-promoted Norwich, but Sunday night’s fixture poses a far sterner test in the form of Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United.
Jurgen Klopp’s men currently sit fifth in the Premier League table after three games, boasting two wins and most recently a draw at home to European Champions Chelsea – who played much of the contest with ten men after a first-half red card for Reece James.
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The opening exchanges of the season have not been quite as kind to Leeds, who are yet to pick up a win so far – their opening day hammering at the hands of Manchester United followed by two draws against Everton and Burnley respectively.
Liverpool boast a former Leeds player within their ranks in the form of James Milner, who remarkably donned a Leeds shirt when these sides last met in the league in front of a crowd all the way back in February 2004.
17 years later, Milner has won three Premier Leagues and a Champions League in what has been a stunning playing career that is still going strong.
When is Leeds vs Liverpool?
Elland Road will play host to the clash that will take place on Sunday, September 12 – kick-off time at 4.30pm.
Last term these two sides played out a 1-1 draw in Yorkshire, Sadio Mane’s opener cancelled out by Diego Llorente.
How can I watch the game?
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.
Alternatively, viewers purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99.
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Both sides will be without their Brazilian stars as Raphinha, Alisson and Fabinho are all serving a recently imposed ban from FIFA after they did not report for international duty.
Leeds will be boosted by the news that Stuart Dallas, Mateusz Klich and Junior Firpo are all fit to start while Daniel James could make his debut after completing his switch from Old Trafford to Elland Road on deadline day.
Liverpool will be without Roberto Firmino after the forward picked up an injury against Chelsea, while Virgil van Dijk has been declared fit after he took a knock to his ankle while away on international duty.
Takumi Minamino and Neco Williams are also likely to miss out, while Milner faces a race against time to be declared fit for the clash.