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Liverpool Vs Leeds United: Where The Game Will Be Won And Lost

The reigning Premier League champions Liverpool will kick off their season by tackling Leeds United at Anfield. A win will certainly boast the confidence of the Reds going into the new season but a drawn or defeat will be hard to take knowing that Liverpool haven’t lost a game in 59 appearances at home and won 25 of their 26 home matches last season.

Burnley is the only team to have succeeded in taking a point off Liverpool at home. Marco Bielsa’s tactically astute is capable of doing the same if Liverpool give them too much respect.

Bielsa all action team is strong enough to cause Liverpool problems at home and with the recent acquisition of former Valencia striker Rodrigo for £26m, the Whites {as they popularly called} will take the game to Liverpool.

Leeds are known to play a 4-1-4-1 formation when they’re in possession of the ball and mostly use their fullbacks Luke Ayling and Stuart Dallas to provide width. When those two bomb forward to attack, the highly rated Kevin Philips drops into defense to form a three man wall long side captain Liam Cooper.

Under pressure, Leeds choke the midfield by playing a 4-5-1 formation which will certainly affect Liverpool’s front three who need space to attack but not their fullbacks especially Trent Alexander Arnold.

The local lad is the most creative player at Liverpool and arguably the most dangerous attacker at the moment. His pin point crosses are world class, long range shots difficult to stop and his free-kicks are almost unstoppable. Arnold and Andy Robertson are Liverpool’s secret weapon.

Stop them and you’ve won the game by 75%. Takumi Minamino should also be watched, the Japanese is beginning to rediscover his brilliant best in a Liverpool shirt. He will give Roberto Firmino a fight for first team football and will want to prove himself against Leeds United.

The game will pulsating to watch but Liverpool have the better man power and will likely win the game.

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