Leeds vs Liverpool: The pace of play will be high, and the style chaotic, when the high-pressing Reds visit the high-pressing Whites at Elland Road on Sunday (Watch live at 11:30 am ET, on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).
Though the tactics don’t vary too much when Jurgen Klopp and Marcelo Bielsa do battle, the results leading up to Sunday’s showdown certainly have. Liverpool came flying out of the starting gates by beating Norwich City and Burnley before running into a stiffer test in the form of 10-man Chelsea, who they could only draw at Anfield. Virgil van Dijk’s return to sensational form has answered any remaining questions about the Liverpool defense after Van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez were all lost for the majority of last season. Once again, Klopp can effectively defend with three players while pushing seven forward into attack, thanks to Van Dijk’s ability to cover half the field against the best strikers in the world.
Leeds, on the other hand, are still in search of their first win of the season. Manchester United handed them a 5-1 drubbing on opening day, but Leeds bounced back to draw Everton and Burnley before the recent international break.
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Here is everything you need to know ahead of Leeds vs Liverpool this Sunday with team news, odds, stream link and more.
Leeds team news, injuries, lineup (INJURY REPORT)
OUT: Robin Koch (pelvis)
— Leeds United (@LUFC) September 12, 2021
Liverpool team news, injuries, lineup
OUT: Harvey Elliott (undisclosed), Takumi Minamino (thigh), Neco Williams (foot), Roberto Firmino (hamstring)
🚨 𝑻𝑬𝑨𝑴 𝑵𝑬𝑾𝑺 🚨
This is how we line up for #LEELIV today at Elland Road 👊
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 12, 2021
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Leeds (+340) | Liverpool (-143) | Draw (+300)
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If there’s a side in the Premier League that’s more comfortable playing Leeds’ style than Leeds themselves, it’s Liverpool. Throw in Raphinha’s absence, and Leeds are really in trouble without their most important and irreplaceable creator and player. And yet, Liverpool are hampered by quirky international rules to an even greater degree. It’ll be a thriller, and an even split of the points. Leeds 2-2 Liverpool.
How to watch Leeds vs Liverpool, stream live and start time
Kickoff: 11:30 am ET Sunday
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com