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Leeds dealt blow vs Liverpool as Diego Llorente limps out of clash

Leeds dealt blow vs Liverpool as Diego Llorente limps out of clash

Leeds vs Liverpool

Liverpool and Leeds United are currently battling it out at Elland Road in a Premier League clash.

Both sides headed into the game in very contrasting form, with Leeds winless in their opening three league games of 2021/22 and Liverpool looking to go top of the table with a win on Sunday.

So, unsurprisingly, it has largely been the visitors who have dominated proceedings in Yorkshire so far.

Liverpool’s right-hand side has been a particular problem for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, with new signing Junior Firpo, in particular, struggling to deal with Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Alexander-Arnold nearly helped fire Liverpool into the lead early in the clash when he played a ball over the top to Diogo Jota, who perhaps should have done better with his effort.

However, shortly after, TAA then slipped in Mo Salah, who made it 1-0 and also scored his 100th Premier League goal and his 98th for Liverpool:

Leeds dealt Llorente injury blow

As well as being dominated throughout the majority of the first half and going 1-0 down, Leeds were also dealt a blow on the personnel front on Sunday.

Diego Llorente was signed by Leeds United in the 2020 delayed summer transfer window.

However, the central defender would miss a large chunk of last season due to injury, largely involving his groin or hamstring.

Now, vs Liverpool, Llorente’s hamstring once again looks to have caused him an issue, with the Spaniard forced off inside the first 45 on Sunday:

Leeds’ record in the PL was much improved with Llorente on the pitch last term, so they will be hoping that the 28-year-old’s current issue is not too serious.

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