By Adam Brown @AdamMNVi
The drag of the international break has subsided which means it’s the return of Premier League action, but that’s not without more random events leaving Klopp with some key decisions to make ahead of Sunday’s game.
Brazil’s match against Argentina was raided by health officials over quarantine rules that led to FIFA ruling Alisson and Fabinho out of the next game. And Naby Keita’s trip to Guinea to play an international match turned into an escape on a private jet as the military tried to take control of the country.
While frustrating, this could be a positive thing going forward – players could now look to avoid the international circuit until Covid-19 regulations are under control with more clarity.
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Here’s how we should line up:
If FIFA are able to ban players from the game without an appeal then a few changes will be made for this one – starting with Kelleher in goal.
The back four remains the same after a good display last time out against Chelsea. Jordan Henderson drops back into the six for Fabinho who will be watching from home.
An attacking Leeds side should allow Thiago to pull the strings in midfield alongside Naby Keita, but this could also be a good opportunity for Curtis Jones to come in and get some minutes. The emergence of Harvey Elliott means the Reds are spoilt for choice in midfield.
Diogo Jota comes in for Firmino with Salah and Mane on the flanks. Liverpool have started the season in good form despite a draw against Chelsea. Klopp’s side are looking in control of every game and look to be making a positive number of chances. That said, the Reds should get the job done against Leeds on Sunday, with Bielsa’s fluent football leaving plenty of opportunities for counter attacks.
Score prediction: Leeds United 0 – 3 Liverpool
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