Champions meet at Anfield on opening EPL weekend

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2020-21 English Premier League

12-14 September 2020

Matchday 1 of 38 

English Premier League champions Liverpool will host EFL Championship champions Leeds United on the opening weekend of the 2020/21 EPL season at Anfield on Saturday. Kick-off is at 19:30. 
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The Reds claimed a first Premier League title and first top division crown in thirty years following an impressive campaign in which they blew their rivals away. Jurgen Klopp has been able to keep hold of all his star players despite rumours of Georginio Wijnaldum leaving for Barcelona and will be hoping to add back-to-back league titles to his resume. 

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Leeds won promotion back to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years on the back of an impressive Championship campaign. The Whites have bolstered their squad with the signings of Rodrigo and Robin Koch and will feel their playing style is well suited to top-flight football. 
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk
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The two teams will lock horns for the first time in top-flight action since a 2-2 draw at Elland Road in February 2004. Harry Kewell, who played for both clubs, was amongst the scorers on the day.

“We have to make sure we now get ready for the first game against Leeds because that will be a really tough one," said Klopp in the build up to the fixture.

“Leeds have a specific style of play, man-marking over the whole pitch and makes it properly intense. We have to be ready for that, but we have a few days." 

Liverpool vs Leeds United head-to-head: 

Matches played: 94
Liverpool wins: 50
Leeds United wins: 22
Draws: 22

English Premier League fixtures, matchday 1: 

Saturday, 12 September 
14:30 - Fulham vs Arsenal
17:00 - Crystal Palace vs Southampton
17:00 - West Ham United vs Newcastle United 
19:30 - Liverpool vs Leeds United 
Sunday, 13 September 
16:00 - West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City 
18:30 - Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton 
Monday, 14 September 
22:00 - Sheffield United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers 
22:00 - Brighton & Hove Albion vs Chelsea 

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Published: 09/10/2020