Match Today: Liverpool vs Leeds United 29-10-2022 English Premier League
Liverpool will seek to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when Leeds United host Anfield on Saturday night.
The Reds took a 3-0 win over Ajax to confirm their second place in Group A on Wednesday, while Jesse Marsh's men lost 3-2 to Fulham for the last time.
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp, whose side beat Ajax with a sluggish start with a hat-trick at their Amsterdam headquarters, said advancing to the last 16 of the Champions League would not be taken for granted.
Mohamed Salah beat the reckless Remko Pasfer, Darwin Nunez compensated for the missed goal with a good header, and Harvey Elliott hit the net from a narrow angle to relieve the pressure on the last game in the group next week with the invincible Napoli.
Liverpool vs Leeds United
The victory in Europe came after the Reds were shocked by former Liverpool striker Taiwo Owenyi in a 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest, leaving Klopp's side eighth in the table before the weekend, 12 points behind leaders Arsenal and five points behind Arsenal. The top four, albeit with a game in hand at Newcastle United.
However, scoring four wins from the last five games represents the best period of performance that an inconsistent and injury-stricken Liverpool side have enjoyed all season, and conceding just two goals in the last 450 minutes of football was a welcome statistic.
Moreover, Klopp's men have been unbeaten at Anfield this season - winning six of their last seven and keeping three consecutive clean sheets in their last three games - and could extend their unbeaten Premier League run to an impressive 30 games.
Leeds United vs Liverpool
While any hopes of the Reds to start a recovery this weekend look slim as Liverpool scored a 9-0 double over Leeds last season - including a 6-0 win at Anfield in February - the Whites are now winless.
12 against the Reds since Lee Boyer and Rio Ferdinand scored in a 2-1 win in April 2001. Rodrygo broke the scoring after 20 minutes, but Willian, Bobby Reed and Aleksandar Mitrovic turned the match upside down for the Cotigers, who comfortably snatched the win despite Cresencio Summerville's consolation in Injury time for the white shirt.
If Leeds were unfortunate to lose to league leaders Arsenal, there was no point in questioning their recent losses to Leicester City or Fulham, and it is now four consecutive defeats for Marsh's men as they sit 18th in the table - just outside the squad. Down by goal difference.
Leeds fans have not seen since the third round of the season against Chelsea win a top-flight game - drawn twice and lost on six occasions since then - and Marsh's men traveled to Merseyside boasting their worst away record in the 2022-23 Premier League.
Only Wolverhampton Wanderers have just one point on the road, but Marsh remains defiantly in position as he tries to turn Leeds' fortunes around.