For the home side, results are essential – for Liverpool, the season already feels like a total write-off. The Reds have endured some tough times this year, with a real lack of consistency impacting their ability to get things done. the UEFA Champions League is more or less guaranteed to be gone. Even qualifying for the UEFA Europa League will be a tough ask at this point.
With so little to play for, can Liverpool match the desire of Leeds in this one?
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Leeds come into this one with no major new injury concerns, but they are still missing two key players in Maximilian Wober and in Tyler Adams. Both are not likely to be back for this game or anytime soon, and this will be a major blow given the importance of both players in the way that Leeds play the game.
Liverpool are also missing a few players, with Naby Keita again injured and Luis Diaz still unlikely to be fit enough to start this one. Stefan Bajcetic and Calvin Ramsey are both likely out for the season, as well. Liverpool have grown used to injury issues this year, but they have a relatively fit squad to pick from this week. The problem is choosing players who are in form, of which there are relatively few.
Both teams are lacking in form and confidence, and thus this could be a bit of a grind of a match-up. Though both games tend to see goals in their matches, Leeds lack the firepower to put teams away and Liverpool lack the systemic quality to hold teams off. This could result in a choppy, challenging game to watch where precious little actually takes place.
Expect some chances, but not much in the way of quality – this is a game that will be settled by desperation as opposed to quality.
Score Prediction: 1-1