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Leeds vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from fixture today

Elland Road is the setting as Jurgen Klopp goes head-to-head with Marcelo Bielsa

Michael Jones
Sunday 12 September 2021 18:32
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Match Preview: Leeds United vs Liverpool on 12/9/2021

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:

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Leeds 0 - 1 Liverpool

45 mins: Two minutes of added time to play in the first half.

Michael Jones12 September 2021 17:17
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43 mins: Rodrigo flies forward for Leeds but has a cross into the box blocked. The ball bounces back to Harrison who swings a great cross into the middle for Bamford. The pass goes over his head and Robertson manages to squeeze it away but not for long as Leeds recover the ball.

It’s played out to Harrison again and another cross almost leads to the equaliser. Luke Ayling arrives at the back post as the ball drops for him but bizarrely he decides to knee the ball at goal and only manages to send it over the crossbar.

Michael Jones12 September 2021 17:17
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40 mins: Elliott is taken out and Liverpool win a free kick about 20-yards out from goal. Alexander-Arnold and Salah are both over the ball but it’s the right-back that hits the set piece. He goes for goal but smokes the effort straight into the wall and Leeds clear the danger.

Michael Jones12 September 2021 17:13
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37 mins: Close! Liverpool do well to get possession as Leeds look to press them. The ball comes over to Matip on the right side of the Reds’ defence and he slots a piercing forward pass up to Alexander-Arnold. Harrison over-commits trying to intercept the pass buthe can’t get there. Alexander-Arnold rolls off his shoulder and collects the loose ball before slicing it back to Harvey Elliott. The youngster rolls the ball onto his right foot and hits one from range but it goes narrowly wide of the far post.

Michael Jones12 September 2021 17:12
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34 mins: Diego Llorente looks like he’s tweaked something and can’t continue so he’s replaced with Pascal Struijk. It’s been a tough 30 minutes or so for the Leeds defenders. Liverpool have been very good up top.

Michael Jones12 September 2021 17:05
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32 mins: Wide! Mane is playing in the centre forward role for Liverpool and is working well with Salah who’s enjoyinh a serious amount of space on the right side. This time he checks inside before laying the ball off to Mane who hits a first time shot and fires the ball wide of the far post.

Michael Jones12 September 2021 17:04
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29 mins: Liverpool are turning up the heat on Leeds. Jota has two quickfire attempts from inside the area blocked, first from Cooper and then Meslier. The second attempt is turned behind for a corner that Alexander-Arnold delivers into the middle of the box. Virgil Van Dijk is wide open and he’s allowed a free header. He probably has too much time to think about it because he doesn’t connect well and the effort is off target.

Michael Jones12 September 2021 17:00
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26 mins: Almost! Alexander-Arnold chips the ball over the high Leeds line and once again picks out Salah who’s drifted into the right side of the box. Thiago Alcantara arrives at the back post and Salah finds him with an accurate cross that Thiago sinks into the back of the net with a strong header. The Liverpool celebrations haven’t started before the offside flag goes up against Salah who hadn’t managed to get back onside before the ball from Alexander-Arnold came over the top.

Michael Jones12 September 2021 16:58
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23 mins: It’s been a quickfire start from both teams. Leeds’ threat has come on the counter-attack but they’re giving Salah and Mane loads of space to work in the wide areas. Time on the ball is allowing the Liverpool forwards to work their way around the Leeds penalty area and set up chances on goal.

Michael Jones12 September 2021 16:56
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GOAL! Leeds 0 - 1 Liverpool (Salah, 20’)⚽️

20 mins: Liverpool are in front! Joel Matip makes this goal for Liverpool. He carries the ball through midfield and continues his run to the edge of the box. Salah sprints into the six-yard box wanting an early ball but he doesn’t get it. Instead Matip feeds a short pass to Alexander-Arnold approaching from the wing. The right-back sends a low pass into the six-yard area where Salah, after getting back onside, gets to the ball first and guides it into the far corner. Lovely finish.

Michael Jones12 September 2021 16:52

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