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Liverpool predicted lineup vs Leeds - Premier League

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Liverpool have some absentees to contend with
Liverpool have some absentees to contend with / Catherine Ivill/Getty Images
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Liverpool travel to Elland Road to face Leeds United on Sunday looking to secure their third Premier League victory of the season.

Following a 1-1 draw with 10-man Chelsea last time out, the Reds are tasked with returning to winning ways against an adventurous Leeds side who only know how to attack under Marcelo Bielsa.

Jurgen Klopp had been facing up to the prospect of being without Alisson and Fabinho, but both are now available to play even though they were prevented from travelling to South America to play with Brazil. Roberto Firmino is sidelined through injury, though.


Liverpool predicted lineup vs Leeds - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Alisson Becker
Alisson will be between the sticks for Liverpool / Visionhaus/Getty Images

Alisson (GK) - Caoimhin Kelleher had looked set to deputise in goal, but FIFA's decision not to prevent Liverpool's Brazilians from playing means Alisson will be between the sticks.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) - Fresh from featuring in midfield for England during the international break, Alexander-Arnold will be relishing the opportunity to face Leeds. They tend to leave gaps out wide that the defender will be looking to exploit.

Joel Matip (CB) - Matip has made a great start to the campaign and will need to continue this form with Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez waiting in the wings.

Virgil van Dijk (CB) - There were fears that Van Dijk might miss the game after picking up a knock in the international break. Fortunately, he has managed to shake it off in time to feature.

Andy Robertson (LB) - Kostas Tsimikas did not do much wrong during his run in the side at the beginning of this season. However, he did not quite do enough to permanently displace the best left-back on the planet (probably).


2. Midfielders

Jordan Henderson
Jordan Henderson will need to be on form in the absence of Fabinho / Michael Regan/Getty Images

Fabinho (DM) - Liverpool's anchor is available to play, which will delight Klopp given his reliability at the base of midfield.

Jordan Henderson (CM) -
Henderson would have deputised in the holding role had Fabinho not been available, but Liverpool's skipper can now operate in his combative box-to-box role.

Naby Keita (CM) - Keita's international break was pretty horrendous after he was caught in the crossfire of a military coup in his native Guinea. Jurgen Klopp has said he's okay though, and his strong start to the season may see him edge out Harvey Elliott, Thiago and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.


3. Forwards

Diogo Jota
Jota will start up front / Visionhaus/Getty Images

Mohamed Salah (RW) - Another season, another strong start from Salah. The Egyptian has already registered two goals and two assists this season and netted a hat trick when these sides met at Anfield last season.

Diogo Jota (ST) - Roberto Firmino has not recovered from the injury he picked up against Chelsea so Jota is back in as a false nine.

Sadio Mane (LW) - Mane is yet to open his Premier League scoring account for the campaign but did net on his last outing against Leeds.

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