Leeds United and Liverpool, two of England’s biggest clubs in terms of history go head to head as both of them look to continue their impressive league form. Both Leeds and Liverpool have won their last three league games and will want to win four on trott.
Jurgen Klopp’s men who crashed out of the Champions League following a 3-1 loss against Real Madrid will look to push for a top-four spot to keep their hopes for playing Champions League football next season alive.
The Peacocks celebrated a memorable 2-1 victory over table-toppers Man City last time out while Liverpool narrowly edged a win past Aston Villa thanks to a stoppage-time winner by Trent Alexander Arnold.
Leeds are enjoying life under manager Marcelo Bielsa and will surely look to make history, becoming only the second club to beat both the league leaders and the reigning champions in the same season after Everton. They have lost just once in the last five games at Elland Road and Jurgen Klopp’s men will need to be at their very best in order to stand a chance against the in-form team.
Liverpool will be without the services of long-term absentees Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, and Jordan Henderson. Diogo Jota and Thiago Alcantara could both be in contention to start the game after both started the crucial Champions League tie against Real Madrid on the bench.
Curtis Jones and Divock Origi who suffered training injuries last week might also miss the game.
Leeds will be without their captain Liam Cooper who got sent off in the first half against Man City, talented midfielder Rafinha might also miss the game after he suffered a slight knock last game. Jack Harrison is back into contention after missing the game against Man City and Rodrigo looks likely to miss the game as well as he looks to recover from a muscular discomfort.
Leeds United: Illan Meslier, Luke Ayling, Diego Llorente, Pascal Struijk, Ezgjan Alioski, Kalvin Phillips, Helder Costa, Stuart Dallas, Tyler Roberts, Jack Harrison, and Patrick Bamford
Liverpool : Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander Arnold, Ozan Kabak, Nathaniel Phillips, Andrew Robertson, Fabinho , Thiago , Gini Wijnaldum, Mo Salah, Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane.
Liverpool will have a lot to play for despite being knocked out of every competition, a top-four spot is still within the reach and will be important in attracting Europe’s top players. Expect Liverpool to win 2-1 against Leeds who will miss captain Liam Cooper in the defense and the creativity of Rafinha in the midfield, which might prove to be the deciding factor.
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