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Leeds predicted lineup vs Liverpool - Premier League

Max Parsons
The pressure is on for Marcelo Bielsa
The pressure is on for Marcelo Bielsa / Stu Forster/GettyImages
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Leeds United face a horrifyingly daunting task on Wednesday as they aim to overturn some worrying form at Liverpool in the Premier League.

Marcelo Bielsa's squad has been hit incredibly hard by injuries this season. The Whites sit just five points above the relegation zone and are now without a victory in four games, most recently going down 4-2 losers to Manchester United on Sunday.

With that in mind, we wish them the best of luck as they face a rampaging Liverpool, whose win over Norwich took them within six points of current league leaders Manchester City.

Here's who Bielsa could field in order to upset the odds.


Leeds predicted lineup vs Liverpool - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Illan Meslier
Illan Meslier recent efforts have been in vain / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Illan Meslier (GK) - Bursts of cat-like reflexes have been rendered useless by consistently horrendous defending in recent weeks, but all he can do is his job.

Luke Ayling (RB) - Had a tough afternoon last time out but is a regular in Leeds' backline and should start again here.

Diego Llorente (CB) - Leeds could have done with Llorente being a little more commanding on Sunday and he was sacrificed at half time. With a lack of available alternatives, he should retain his place.

Pascal Struijk (CB) - With Liam Cooper out and Robin Koch expected to be absent, Struijk should feature again. Was at fault for Anthony Elanga's strike on Sunday.

Junior Firpo (LB) - With Stuart Dallas expected to come infield, Firpo should start. Got the assist for Rodrigo's freakish goal against Man Utd.

2. Midfielders

Adam Forshaw (CM) - Kalvin Phillips is still out for the visitors, so Forshaw will continue his run in the side and attempt to get a foothold in midfield.

Stuart Dallas (CM) - With Koch also expected to be missing, utility man Dallas may come into central midfield.

Mateusz Klich (AM) - Performed well on Sunday and deserved a goal for his output. Should start in the hole.

3. Forwards

Raphinha
Raphinha has been a top performer for Leeds / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Raphinha (RW) - Leeds' talisman started Sunday on the bench and came on to score the equaliser. Is their top scorer so far in the league with nine strikes.

Rodrigo (ST) - Scorer of one of the weirder goals of the season at the weekend, sending a cross over the top of David de Gea.

Jack Harrison (LW) - Disappointingly quiet in the Man Utd defeat, one decent chance at the back post aside. Scored a belter in this fixture last season.


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