PREVIEW: LEEDS UNITED VS LIVERPOOL, CAN KLOPP SALAVAGE SOMETHING FROM LIVERPOOL'S SEASON? CAN THEY SECURE EUROPEAN FOOTBALL?
LEEDS UNITED VS LIVERPOOL
Leeds United welcome Liverpool to Elland road on Tuesday. Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds will look to pile on the pain for Liverpool after their disappointing season.
While Liverpool will be desperately looking for a win to break into the European spots. They currently sit behind Chelsea who are 6th and only two points ahead of The Reds.
El Loco’s team who grabbed a surprise 2-1 win against Manchester City in their last game in the Premier League. Leeds have been a delight to watch this season as their gung-ho approach has made fans around the world fall in love with them. Despite their form being inconsistent this season they have managed to put together three victories on the trot in the Premier League.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) April 11, 2021
On the other side Klopp would be hoping for a reaction from his Liverpool side against Leeds. The Reds got knocked out of the Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid mid-week. Although Liverpool’s form has been extremely patchy this season they have also won three games on the bounce in the league.
A memorable opener tonight 👌 pic.twitter.com/Rzo8ramr1c
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 3, 2021
They have also welcomed back Diogo Jota who was sorely missed seemingly.
Leeds go into this match against Liverpool with only one player out injured in Adam Forshaw. Leeds captain Liam Cooper will also miss this clash as he got sent off in the match against Manchester City. Rodrigo is doubtful but might play.
Leeds United most probable line up(4-1-4-1): Meslier, Ayling, Llorente,Struijk, Alioski, Phillips, Dallas, Roberts, Raphinha, Costa, Bamford.
🎙️ Marcelo Bielsa: "There's nothing nicer for a spectator than to see something they didn't expect" pic.twitter.com/XLUNYhqe97
— Leeds United (@LUFC) April 8, 2021
Liverpool on the other hand go into this match against Leeds United with their squad in tatters.
Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson, Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk, are all out of contention for this game due to injury, something Liverpool have suffered drastically with this season.
Jürgen Klopp reported good progress is being made in the rehabilitation programmes of our long-term injury absentees 👇
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 17, 2021
Liverpool 0-0 Real Madrid (4-3-3): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson, Fabinho, Milner, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Jota
Leeds will be hoping that their star men show up in this game. Bamford and Raphinha have been revelations this season for Leeds and have combined 34 goal involvements between them this season. Raphinha’s pace and trickery specially might cause some major problems for an inexperienced Liverpool back line.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) April 10, 2021
Liverpool’s fabled front three have had a bit of dip this season, with Salah arguably still performing at his best. The Egyptian has been carrying the Reds attack this season and his influence on the match would be vital for Liverpool.
The King. pic.twitter.com/35ZykPnGJh
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 4, 2021
Diogo Jota is also one player to look out for in this match because since returning from his injury he has seemingly picked up exactly where he left before his injury and has scored 3 goals in the last 3 games in the league.
We at FootTheBall think that this game will end 2-1 in Leeds’ favour. We just hope that we get to witness a goal fest similar to the game early on this season between Leeds and Liverpool. Who’s up for some excellent attacking football that is going to be on display in this match?