Liverpool will kick off their Premier League season against Leeds United at Anfield on Saturday. Here are the three players we can’t wait to see.

The start of the season is always exciting but this year is particularly unique. Liverpool are reigning champions, after all, and all eyes are on Anfield to see if the Reds can start their defence with a bang.

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Not that we’re expecting an identical Liverpool to last season, of course. We think there are certain players who can really kick on – so here are three we can’t wait to see against Leeds.

Takumi Minamino

Definitely number one, for us. Minamino didn’t really have an impact last season but Liverpool had practically wrapped the title up by January. This season is his chance to leave a mark on the club, though, and we’ve got high hopes.

His performance against Arsenal two weeks ago was brilliant off the bench. Minamino was dynamic, busy, and grabbed himself his first Liverpool goal.

We hope to see more of the same against Leeds. A good performance could really kickstart his Anfield career.

 

Naby Keita

We’d have had his name his last year, too, but we got another mixed season from the Guinean. This year, though, we’re very hopeful.

Keita put in his best performances for the club over the restart, after all. He started four games, assisted two goals, and scored a worldie against Chelsea. Some of his displays made him look like a fantastic talent.

We really do hope that those performances are a sign of things to come. If Keita can finally kick on and maintain form, he’ll become a star. That’s always been his biggest problem but a solid display against Leeds would go a long way to showing he can be consistent for Liverpool.

Neco Williams

We’re not even sure Williams will start the game but we can’t help but be excited for him after this week. The teenager scored his first goal for Wales and not just any goal – a stoppage-time winner.

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That’s the kind of moment that can create a surge of confidence in a player. Hopefully, then, Williams can use that to make quick strides in his senior career.

If he does come off the bench, then we may just see a more assured player than we’re used to. That’s an exciting prospect for a player with so much natural talent.

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