Leeds United host Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday, with the Reds looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season. Jurgen Klopp’s outfit won twice and drew against Chelsea prior to the international break, meaning victory here would push them joint-top of the table with the early front-runners. The Reds might also start opt to rotating their starting line-up this weekend, following game time in the internationals and with the Champions League starting up in midweek.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men are yet to win in the Premier League, though they have rebounded with two draws since an opening weekend hammering against Manchester United. Leeds also picked up a midweek win in the EFL Cup prior to the internationals, against lower-league opposition in Crewe.
Liverpool are able to call upon Fabinho and Alisson and Raphinha could feature too for Leeds, after the late reversal of the decision to prohibit the South Americans who did not go on international duty from playing this weekend.
Follow all the match updates and live action below as Leeds host Liverpool:
Mohamed Salah helps Liverpool tear apart Leeds before concerns over Harvey Elliott injury
Jurgen Klopp’s side remain among the unbeaten and victory put them in a select band of three leaders on 10 points. Leeds are still in the band of the winless, an unconvincing start to the campaign continuing.
Leeds 0-3 Liverpool: Salah hit his 100th Premier League goal as the Reds took all three points
Pascal Struijk’s red card
The Premier League have clarified to The Athletic that Leeds defender Pascal Strujik was sent off due to “the intensity and endangerment of Harvey Elliott”.
The tackle itself didn’t seem too bad on first viewing but Elliott got his ankle stuck under the weight of both players and it unfortunately ended in a terrible ankle injury.
Liverpool dominate Leeds
It became a very one-sided affair at Elland Road, especially after the sending off of Pascal Struijk.
Leeds vs Liverpool player ratings: Mohamed Salah and Alisson shine in Reds win
Leeds 0-3 Liverpool: Salah, Fabinho and Mane net for the Reds as Struijk is sent-off for the home team
That results means that Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea are have 10 points and a goal difference of eight at the top of the Premier League table with Manchester City and Brighton just behind them on nine.
Leeds stay 17th with only two points from their opening four games.
Full-time: Leeds 0 - 3 Liverpool
90+8 mins: Liverpool cruise to a 3-0 win at Elland Road. Salah, Fabinho and Mane were all on the scoresheet with the only blip on their day being the injury to Harvey Elliott.
Leeds 0 - 3 Liverpool
90+5 mins: It’s going to be another sobering day for Leeds. Manchester United took them apart on the opening day of the season and Liverpool have done so again today.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men still await their first win of the season. It was always going to be a tough match but Liverpool were a class above today.
Naby Keita comes on to replace Thiago Alcantara for the Reds.
GOAL! Leeds 0 - 3 Liverpool (Mane, 90+2’)⚽️
90+2 mins: There it is. Salah flicks the ball out to Henderson on the right wing and he swings a beautiful cross into the far side of the box where Thiago arrives and brings down the ball. He slots it coolly to Mane who turns and smokes a right-footed shot into the bottom corner. Great goal.
Leeds 0 - 2 Liverpool
90 mins: Due to the injury to Harvey Elliott, which seems to be a broken ankle, there’s going to be eight minutes of added time to play at Elland Road.
Leeds 0 - 2 Liverpool
87 mins: Liverpool attack on the counter as Henderson sends Mane free down the left side. Salah makes himself available in the box but Mane can’t find him and decides to go for goal himself. A deflection takes the ball behind for a corner which is cleared by Leeds.
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