Liverpool could be without three key players when they face Leeds in the Premier League this afternoon following a row with Brazil over international call-ups.
Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino could be prevented from playing after Brazil requested for the players to be banned from appearing in the match, while Leeds forward Raphinha could also be stopped from participating.
Daniel James could make his Leeds debut following his arrival from Manchester United on deadline day as Marcelo Bielsa’s side aim to win their first match in the Premier League this season.
Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Chelsea in their last fixture before the international break but opened their campaign with back-to-back wins over Norwich and Burnley. Jurgen Klopp’s side drew 1-1 on their last visit to Elland Road last season, on a night which was overshadowed by the announcement of the ill-fated European Super League.
Here’s all the information you need to know ahead of the match.
When is it?
The match will kick off at 4:30pm on Sunday 12 September.
How can I watch?
It will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage starting from 4:00pm. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
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Leeds: Meslier; Ayling, Cooper, Llorente, Firpo; Phillips, Dallas; Raphinha, Rodrigo, Harrison; Bamford
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Elliott; Mane, Salah, Jota
After the frustration of failing to break down 10-man Chelsea’s low block in the second half at Anfield, the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are set to enjoy the space that will likely open up at Elland Road. The absence of Alisson is a concern for Liverpool but Kelleher filled in admirably last season and will be boosted by the presence of Virgil van Dijk in Liverpool’s defence. Leeds have yet to click so far this season and the loss of Raphinha could be the most significant one of the day. Leeds 1-3 Liverpool