After a poor run of just one win in six, Liverpool have bounced back with eight successive victories in all competitions, conceding just three times in that run as they look to mount a serious title challenge this season.
The Reds have a perfect record against current bottom-six sides, winning all eight such outings so far this season including a 3-0 win at Elland Road in the reverse fixture, and Leeds won’t be confident about this clash.
The Whites will be desperate to avoid relegation back down to the Championship this year, and until their defence improves, they can’t exactly expect results to.
Indeed, only rock bottom Norwich (53) have conceded more than their 50 this season, and there are no signs of that slowing down as they’ve failed to keep a clean sheet in 11 matches now across all competitions, with nine of those outings seeing them concede at least twice, with the exceptions coming against Newcastle and Burnley, both of whom occupy positions below them in the table.
They’ve played five league matches against top-six sides in that run, conceding 20 times across them so we’d expect Salah and co. to have a field day here.
Over 2.5 Goals
Leeds haven’t beaten Liverpool since April 2001, a run stretching 11 matches now, with Liverpool winning two of their three unbeaten outings since the Yorkshire side were promoted at the beginning of last season.
The Reds scored at least three goals in both of those outings, while they’ve done just that in five of their last seven home league games, and we’re happy to get behind that outcome again.
Mo Salah To Score Anytime
Mohammed Salah took a couple of games to get back into the swing of things after the heartbreak of losing the AFCON final, though he’s back on the scoresheet having netted in each of his last two outings for the club.
The Egyptian has scored in nine of his last 13 matches at Anfield, while in his only home match against Leeds he managed to grab himself a hat-trick last season, so he gets our backing to find the net again here.
Liverpool tend to make blistering starts to games, and haven’t been behind in the league for almost a year when they were 1-0 down to Aston Villa at home in April 2021, despite going on to win that game 2-1, with 32 league outings passing since that fixture.
Leeds, meanwhile, have conceded in each of their last five away first halves, and the half-time/full-time market looks to be the way to draw some value out of getting the hosts onside.
OVER 2.5 GOALS
MO SALAH TO SCORE ANYTIME