Liverpool begin their title defence today with a visit from old enemy Leeds United. The two sides have played out some of the Premier League’s greatest ever matches down the years, neutrals will be licking their lips waiting for this one. Here is the confirmed Liverpool lineup to face Leeds United:

Virgil van Dijk starts in the confirmed Liverpool lineup to face Leeds United.

Virgil van Dijk starts in the confirmed Liverpool lineup to face Leeds United. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker

A clean sheet on the opening day would be a great start with the Brazilian wanting to reclaim the Premier League Golden Glove this season.

Right back: Trent Alexander-Arnold

The Scouser in our team gets a start despite missing pre-season, he’ll be making all the chances for us today.

Centre back: Joe Gomez

The Englishman could have his hands full today facing an intense Leeds United press.

Centre back: Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk doesn’t have bad games, today won’t be any different.

Left back: Andy Robertson

Andy Robbo will be buoyed by the arrival of Kostas Tsimikas, he’ll be out to prove why he is number one.

Defensive midfield: Jordan Henderson

 

Surprisingly, the skipper makes the starting XI despite not playing since a lengthy injury lay off.

Centre midfield: Gini Wijnaldum

Even though there is a potential move to Barcelona looming the Dutchman starts in the Reds’ midfield.

Centre midfield: Naby Keita

The Guinean midfielder is being tipped for a big season for the Reds having finally found consistent form following a string of injuries.

Right wing: Mo Salah

Mo always turns it on when it matters, he’ll be terrorising Leeds today.

Left wing: Sadio Mane

Sadio came close to the PFA Player of the Year award last season, he’ll be wanting to go one better this time out.

Striker: Bobby Firmino

Bobby Firmino will give Leeds a rude awakening today, they won’t have faced movement like his in the Championship.

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