Premier League 2020/21 – opening weekend fixtures
- C. Palace v Southampton – 1-0
- Fulham v Arsenal – 0-3
- Liverpool v Leeds – Sept 12
- Tottenham v Everton – Sept 12
- West Brom v Leicester City – Sept 12
- West Ham v Newcastle – Sept 12
- Brighton v Chelsea – Sept 14
- Sheff Utd v Wolves – Sept 14
- Burnley v Man Utd – Postponed
- Man City v Aston Villa – Postponed
LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS
Team to face Leeds: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Subs: Adrian, Fabinho, Milner, Jones, Minamino, Origi, Matip.
LEEDS TEAM NEWS
Team to play Liverpool: Meslier, Ayling, Koch, Struijk, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Harrison, Hernandez, Costa, Bamford
Subs: Casilla, Poveda-Ocampo, Alioski, Robers, Rodrigo, Shackleton, Casey
KICK OFF! Both sets of players, the staff of both clubs and the match officials take a knee in a stand against racism.
PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL!
GOAL! LIVERPOOL 1-0 LEEDS (Salah, pen, 4)
Leeds have the ball in the back of the net, but it won’t count! Costa is in an offside position as he picks up the ball.
GOAL! LIVERPOOL 1-1 LEEDS (Harrison, 12)
Mane, finishes expertly from around 35 yards. However, the flag is correctly up for offside against Robertson.
GOAL! LIVERPOOL 2-1 LEEDS (Van Dijk, 20)
Hernandez strikes the ball cleanly, but it goes straight at Meslier, who makes a comfortable save.
GOAL! LIVERPOOL 2-2 LEEDS (Bamford, 30)
GOAL! LIVERPOOL 3-2 LEEDS (Salah, 33)
Salah passes the ball through for Mane, who fires a low shot across goal but the flag is up for offside against Mane!
There will be TWO minutes of added time…
45 + 2 min
HT: LIVERPOOL 3-2 LEEDS
Leeds get us back underway at Anfield!
Firmino cuts the ball back to Wijnaldum and gets a shot away but Meslier dives the ball to safety.
Costa takes a touch too many and he loses control of the ball as Liverpool clear.
Alexander-Arnold makes a huge error, heading the ball into his own net but the flag was raised for offside.
Dallas’ low cross has to be parried away by Alisson. Liverpool go on the counter straight away but Mane skies a shot high over the crossbar.
Leeds bring on Rodrigo for his debut and Roberts in place of Bamford and Hernandez. Jones comes on in place of Henderson, who hands Van Dijk the captain’s armband.
GOAL! LIVERPOOL 3-3 LEEDS (Klich, 66)
Alexander-Arnold swings the ball in but Rodrigo is back to head clear at the near post.
Phillips lifts the ball over the wall but the ball just drifts wide of the target!
Van Dijk smashes the ball into the roof of the net. However, the whistle sounds for a foul in the build-up.
SUB! Another Leeds change as Shackleton replaces Klich.
Firmino gets a shot away but Koch rushes out to get a block in.
PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL! GOAL! LIVERPOOL 4-3 LEEDS (Salah pen, 88)
Matip is quickly on for Liverpool and he replaces Alexander-Arnold.
FOUR MINUTES of added time…
90 + 4 min
LIVERPOOL 4-3 LEEDS Salah walks away with the match ball as his hat-trick grabs Liverpool all three points.