Today’s late kick-off pits Jurgen Klopp against Jesse Marsch as Liverpool host Leeds at Anfield. Stuck in the relegation zone, the Whites have not won at this ground since 2001 – a run that few expect them to end on this occasion.
The Reds are hot favourites despite losing to bottom club Nottingham Forest last weekend as inconsistency continues to hit the team. In midweek, things improved with a 3-0 win at Ajax in the Champions League but they remain out of the European places in the Premier League.
Leeds last won in the league at the end of August and manager Marsch is under huge pressure to turn things around, although his club have conceded 14 goals to Liverpool in their four meetings over the past two seasons. Sky Sports will broadcast the game live – and you can follow Standard Sport’s match blog for updates below!
Liverpool vs Leeds updates
Show latest updates
24 mins: Honours even at four shots, two on target and a goal apiece here.
Leeds more than holding their own.
OFF THE BAR!
20 mins: Aaronson rattles the crossbar with a chance from a delightful ball off the right wing!
Liverpool’s defence had no answer to that but survive nonetheless before Alisson denies Harrison as Leeds come again.
17 mins: Liverpool continue their pressure before Elliott loses the ball by the edge of the box and Leeds break – Harrison’s long run forward only ended by a stunning tackle by Thiago as he tracked back into his own D.
GGGOOOOOAAALLLLL!!! Liverpool 1-1 Leeds | Salah
14 mins: WE’RE LEVEL!
After the corner, Liverpool continue to load balls into the box and eventually one falls for Salah to slot home!
13 mins: A lovely pass around the corner from Nunez reaches Firmino through on goal, he tries to dink Meslier from close range but the goalkeeper smothers it.
11 mins: A lot of confidence for Leeds as Liverpool’s midfield of Elliott, Fabinho and Thiago does a poor job of keeping space tight off the ball.
Harrison cuts inside and curls a 20-yard hit wide.
9 mins: A long crossfield ball towards Robertson goes out of play in front of the Leeds fans, who are loving life right now. No sign of any Marsch chants while they amuse themselves with goading the quiet home support.
GGGOOOOOAALLLLL! Liverpool 0-1 Leeds | Rodrigo
4 mins: HOW ABOUT THAT?!
It’s Christmas come early at Anfield! After Cooper’s gift goes unpunished, Gomez lays a chance on a plate for Rodrigo with an awful pass along his own goalline that the Spaniard slots home.
1 min: Meslier comes out to collect a long ball and Copper bafflingly heads it past the goalkeeper!
Salah chases it down and tries to finish from a tight angle but has his shot cleared by Struijk on the line. A real scare for Leeds.
We’re underway for Liverpool vs Leeds!