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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.

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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.

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.

They have also welcomed back Diogo Jota who was sorely missed seemingly.

 

TEAM NEWS

 

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.

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.

Liverpool 0-0 Real Madrid (4-3-3): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson, Fabinho, Milner, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Jota

 

GAME CHANGERS

 

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.

 

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.

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.

 

PREDICTIONS

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?

 

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