Mo Salah

Mo Salah. Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images

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Mo Salah

Mo Salah. Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images

Leeds United vs Liverpool: Liverpool travel to Elland Road to take on Leeds United in what promises to be a thrilling EPL clash.

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Match preview

The Reds’ Mohamed Salah has scored 99 goals in 161 Premier League appearances and is looking for the goal that would make him the fifth-fastest player to reach 100 in the competition after Alan Shearer (124), Harry Kane (141), Sergio Aguero (147) and Thierry Henry (160).

Leeds United are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League home matches (W3 D4), their longest sequence without defeat in the competition since a run of 15 in 2001.

Liverpool have lost just one of their last nine away league matches at Leeds (W5 D3), going down 4-3 in November 2000 with Mark Viduka netting all four goals for the Whites in a memorable match.

Patrick Bamford has been involved in five goals in his last seven Premier League appearances (four goals and one assist). The England striker is on 98 goals in total in his English league career (272 matches).

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has confirmed Virgil van Dijk is fully fit after international duty. Harvey Elliott is now fit, too, following his withdrawal from England U21s duty, but Firmino and Takumi Minamino are continuing to recover from injuries and James Milner has yet to resume team training.

Speaking to on Thursday afternoon, Klopp said: “Taki is already here for a while, he got injured obviously with Japan.

“With Virgil, that was obviously a scary moment, you can imagine. I sent him a message after the game, ‘Are you alright?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘100 per cent?’ ‘200 per cent.’ ‘Come on, send me a video of you without limping…’ ‘I’m only limping off.’

“So he called me from the bus and said, ‘Boss, I’m fine!’ I said, ‘Why are you limping then?’ He said, ‘My wife asked the same!’ So, yeah, that was a bit of a tricky moment but apart from that, no, all fine [for the other international players].

“Bobby is not [fit], it happened in the game [against Chelsea] obviously.

“Harvey is fine again.

“Millie, we have to see. Millie has to be part of team training yet, he was not part of team training so far, so we will see what he can do today. But he will get closer definitely.”

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa is well-aware what a win today would do for his side and their supporters.

“Winning is always indispensable, there is always a motive to aim for that win that is very determined,” Bielsa said.

“The affection the fans and spectators transmit in the premier league at Elland Road, you can see it for yourself. Of course, that makes you emotional and it increases the desire to want to win the game.”

Leeds United vs Liverpool – Match officials and details

Venue: Elland Road

Date: 12 September 2021

Referee: Craig Pawson

Assistants: Lee Betts, Richard West

Fourth official: Andy Madley

VAR: Darren England

Assistant VAR: Peter Kirkup

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