Rare win streak on the line in a battle of fitness – Leeds vs. Liverpool Preview – Liverpool FC

If the assembly 219 days in the past was something to go by, Liverpool can anticipate an exhilarating and intense encounter as they meet Leeds with one other three invaluable factors on the road.

Leeds vs. Liverpool

Monday, April 19, 2021 – 8pm (BST)
Elland Road
Premier League (32)
Referee: Anthony Taylor


It was a irritating midweek for Liverpool as they misplaced their taking pictures boots to let a chance to progress to the Champions League semi-final slip by means of their fingers.

And now all focus is making certain the Reds are there to have one other shot at No. 7 subsequent season, beginning with three factors at Leeds United.

Domestically, Jurgen Klopp‘s facet have turned a nook in current weeks to push themselves again into rivalry for the top-four, successful three league video games in a row for under the second time this season.

It units up an intriguing battle to push for fourth, and even third, spot, with West Ham‘s defeat to Newcastle leaving the door ajar for the Reds to maneuver forward of the Hammers on aim distinction.

The activity isn’t a simple one, nonetheless, with Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds having confirmed they’ll greater than face up to the rigours and calls for of Premier League soccer.

Matching their depth will probably be key, as will taking our possibilities after they come up as whereas Leeds have proven they know the right way to hit the scoreboard, additionally they leak objectives – with solely 5 groups conceding extra within the league to this point.

This is one Liverpool want to come back out on the fitting facet of.

 

Team News

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 10, 2021: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp embraces James Milner after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Aston Villa FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 2-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The excellent news is that there isn’t any information.

“No new issues” had been Klopp’s phrases forward of the sport, a uncommon incidence in a season that has been besieged by damage.

It means the supervisor could have the identical squad at his disposal as he did in opposition to Real Madrid in midweek, that means Curtis Jones and Divock Origi are to stay sidelined as soon as extra.

With Leeds a well known operating machine, Liverpool could look to inject contemporary legs into the workforce with Thiago, Diogo Jota, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita only a handful of names set to push for choice.

There was additionally a quick replace on the membership’s long-term absentees, with Klopp saying Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson “are all [on track].”

For Leeds, in the meantime, will probably be with out captain Liam Cooper following his crimson card at Leeds and each Raphinha and Rodrigo stay doubtful with respective muscle accidents.

Possible Leeds XI: Meslier; Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Alioski; Raphinha, Phillips, Dallas; Harrison, Roberts, Bamford

 

Last 5 Away to Leeds (All Competitions)

LEEDS, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 22, 2009: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard MBE sees his shot saved by Leeds United's goalkeeper Shane Higgs during the League Cup 3rd Round match at Elland Road. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Won 1-0 – September 2009 (Ngog)
Drew 2-2 – February 2004 (Bakke, Viduka; Kewell, Baros)
Won 1-0 – October 2002 (Diao)
Won 4-0 – February 2002 (Ferdinand O/G, Heskeyx2, Owen)
Won 2-0 – January 2001 (Barmby, Heskey)

 

Elland Road

LEEDS, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 2, 2008: Snow drifts down illuminated by the Elland Road floodlights during the FA Youth Cup 3rd Round match between Leeds United and Liverpool. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Capacity: 37,792

*To be performed behind-closed-doors

 

Did You Know?

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 3, 2021: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (L) celebrates after scoring the second goal with team-mates Fabio Henrique Tavares 'Fabinho' (C) and Thiago Alcantara (R) during the FA Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A win on this recreation would see Liverpool document 4 in a row within the Premier League for the primary time this season and just for the third time because the flip of 2020.

The stop-start nature of soccer because of the pandemic along with an absence of consistency by way of efficiency and workforce choice have all performed their half.

But now could be the right time to construct some much-needed momentum, and Liverpool will probably be hoping to name upon their trusty goalscoring boots away from residence having scored of their final six on the street throughout all competitions.

 

Form

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 14, 2021: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino looks dejected after missing a chance during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg game between Liverpool FC and Real Madird CF at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool – Last 5 outcomes (all competitions)

Drew 0-0 vs. Real Madrid
Won 2-1 vs. Aston Villa
Lost 3-1 vs. Real Madrid
Won 3-0 vs. Arsenal
Won 1-0 vs. Wolves

Leeds – Last 5 outcomes (all competitions)

Won 2-1 vs. Man City
Won 2-1 vs. Sheffield United
Won 2-1 vs. Fulham
Drew 0-0 vs. Chelsea
Lost 2-0 vs. West Ham

 

Klopp’s View

Speaking in his pre-match press convention, Klopp famous the will to construct on their momentum and in flip “respect” their upcoming opponents to take action:

“It could be cool, it might be completely cool [to have momentum].

“But the factor is we must always not overlook the opponent we all the time face. But now it’s the scenario, we gained the final three video games, that’s why we’re nonetheless within the struggle for the Champions League spots.

“If we might have gained just one and drew two, it may look fully completely different.

“So, the way in which is evident – we now have to win soccer video games. The finest method could be win all of the soccer video games however there are powerful opponents and we respect that, we actually respect that.

“Leeds is actually particular and for that we now have to be prepared.”

 

TV & Liveblog Info

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 12, 2020: Leeds United's manager Marcelo Bielsa during the opening FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leeds United FC at Anfield. The game was played behind closed doors due to the UK government’s social distancing laws during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. Liverpool won 4-3. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Leeds vs. Liverpool kicks off at 8pm (BST) and will probably be proven dwell within the UK on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event, with protection from 7pm.

Chris Williams would be the one conserving you knowledgeable and entertained on This Is Anfield’s matchday liveblog, which you could find here, ranging from 7.15pm.

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