Liverpool will welcome Leeds United to Anfield this Saturday with both sides looking to get back to winning ways in the Premier league.
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool)
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 29 league games at Anfield (W22, D7).
The Reds have kept 17 clean sheets in their last 28 games at Anfield.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has never lost a league game at Anfield (W59, D11).
The hosts have failed to score in only one of their last ten games.
Leeds United are winless in their last eight league games (D2, L6).
They have conceded 12 out of their 18 goals away from home.
They are among seven EPL teams yet to win away from home this season.
They have lost their last four away games.
Head to head
In 28 meetings between both sides, Liverpool have 17 wins while Leeds United have six wins.
Latest performances in all competitions
Leeds United: L-L-L-L-D
Liverpool’s miserable start to the Premier League season hit another low last Saturday when they were beaten 1-0 by Nottingham Forest.
The result was their third loss of the season and pushed them further away from the top four. As it stands, they are completely out of the title race and are sitting five points behind the top four, albeit with a game in hand.
For a team that lost just two games throughout last season, their return of just 16 points (W4, D4, L3) is truly a fall from grace. Unlike him, Jurgen Klopp has tried several formations and systems to get his side back on track, but while those systems have yielded results at times, inconsistency and a bad injury record have often limited the Reds especially away from home where they are still in search of a league win this system.
But while they struggle away from home, the Reds are a much more solid side at home. They are currently unbeaten in their last 29 games at Anfield (W22, D7) and have won each of their last games at the venue without conceding a goal.
They will hope to continue on that rich vein of form when they welcome Leeds United. And having secured passage into the next round of the UEFA Champions League with a brilliant 3-1 win over Ajax last time out, they will fancy their chances of winning this game.
Possible Liverpool starting line-up
Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Henderson, Thiago Alcantara, Harvey Elliott; Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez.
Injured: Joel Matip, Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, Arthur Melo
Doubtful: Naby Keita
Like their hosts, Leeds United are enduring a sorry run of form in the league where they are winless in their last eight games.
Jesse Marsch’s men started the season brightly but faded into obscurity after four rounds. They come into this tie on a four-game losing run, with their most recent loss to Fulham (3-2) the most embarrassing in that period.
Having overseen Leeds’ miraculous escape from relegation last season, Marsch has the trust of the Leeds United board. However, with the Whites now fully in the relegation zone after taking just nine points from the available 33, things could get messy for the American if he does not turn around results fast.
His side have been particularly poor away from home where they are yet to register a win and where they have conceded 66.6% of their league goals so far.
While they remain a good side performance-wise, the visitors will have to turn good performances into wins if they want to end this season in the top 17 places.
Possible Leeds United starting line-up
Illan Meslier; Luke Ayling, Robin Koch, Liam Cooper, Pascal Struijk; Tyler Adams, Marc Roca; Brenden Aaronson, Jack Harrison, Luis Sinisterra; Rodrigo Moreno.
Injured: Stuart Dallas, Leo Fuhr Hjelde, Adam Forshaw.
Doubtful: Archie Gray
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Liverpool 3-1 Leeds United