Elland Road is the venue for Sunday’s Premier League fixture as Leeds United welcome the mighty Liverpool. Can the relentless Leeds prevail against the Merseyside team?
Leeds are yet to win a fixture this season. They suffered a heavy defeat against Manchester United away, drew against Everton at home and also Burnley away. Marcelo Bielsa’s side will be looking to overturn their fortunes against Liverpool. Leeds have brought in Daniel James from Manchester United to bolster their squad most recently. Defender Robert Koch could return from injury after missing out on the previous two fixtures. Brazilian winger Raphinha looks set to miss out, as a fresh five-day ban by the Brazilian FA will not allow Leeds to play him. But no matter the situations surrounding the match Marcelo Bielsa’s side will be relentless. Their precarious and attacking brand of football will make for an enjoyable watch. Daniel James could make his debut in the match.
Leeds United’s attacking actions puts them in top 10 in the attacking actions metric while their passes into the final third puts them at number three in the league currently. Leeds might need to tread lightly in this match as their flamboyant style of play might make them vulnerable during transitions.
The Reds are off to a flying start this season, currently sitting 5th in the league. They remain undefeated in the three matches winning against Norwich and Burnley and drawing against Chelsea. They will definitely look to forget the frustration of not winning at home against a 10 men Chelsea last time around. Liverpool have bolstered their squad in defence by bringing in French defender Ibrahima Konate from Leipzig, while Virgil Van Dijk seems to be getting back on track after missing out on the majority of the last season due to an injury. Mohamed Salah could definitely be the man to inspire Liverpool at Elland Road. The Egyptian has displayed fine form scoring two goals in three matches, while Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane pose a similar threat.
Their attacking actions rank them 3rd in the league, while their passes into the final third rank them 2nd.
Elland Road could prove to be an uphill battle for Liverpool. Both teams like to play attacking football so we will probably see some goals. While Leeds do have impressive attacking talent at their disposal, Jurgen Klopp’s men should come out on top in this one.