Liverpool FC vs Leeds United predicted starting XI – prediction, preview, team news, injury news, Suspension, and kick-off
The Reds secured important wins against both Inter Milan and Norwich city over the past week and are intent on closing the gap on league leaders Man City to three points with a victory, while also preparing for a Carabao Cup final on Sunday against Chelsea.
Liverpool are keen on keeping their sensational form up against a Leeds side in serious trouble and soon found their groove in front of the Kop to pile even more pressure on Manchester City.
Sadio Mane’s acrobatic effort preceded Mohamed Salah’s 150th goal in Liverpool colours, and after the old faithful attackers had produced the goods, new arrival Luis Diaz struck his first goal for the club in clinical fashion to round off a simple win.
Following Man City’s surprise home defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur, the 2021-22 title is no longer out of reach for this Liverpool side, who have closed the gap at the top of the table to six points while boasting a game in hand on the reigning champions.
Klopp has claimed that the visit of Leeds will represent Liverpool’s most important league match of the season so far.
However, this is Leed’s third consecutive season in the Premier League, with Marcelo Bielsa’s men down in 15th and just five points clear of the bottom three.
The Whites have now lost three of their last four in the premier league.
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The Reds otherwise have no fresh concerns to report from the weekend, where the pack was shuffled considerably as Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson both enjoyed periods of rest.
The two full-backs will expect to return here despite the impending cup final, while Divock Origi will hope to come into contention for a rare start given Klopp’s center-forward dilemma.
The reds lost Roberto Firmino to a muscular injury before the Norwich win – with Klopp subsequently stating the forward would be out for a “while” – and the full extent of Diogo Jota’s ankle injury is still unclear.
Liverpool FC predicted starting XI;
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Mane, Diaz
Leeds United predicted starting XI;
Meslier; Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Dallas; Klich, Forshaw; Raphinha, Rodrigo, Harrison; James
Prediction: Liverpool 3-0 Leeds United
Kickoff: 23rd, Wednesday (20:45) WAT