Liverpool welcomes Leeds United to Anfield this weekend in a clash neither side can afford to lose. The Reds are languishing in 8th spot on the EPL ladder while Leeds are wallowing in the relegation places. Liverpool hasn’t lost to Leeds since near the beginning of the millennium. Their last defeat came back in the 2000/01 season. On that day, Leeds left Anfield with the points after a 2-1 win. Since then, however, Liverpool has won seven and drawn three against Leeds.
The Reds are in the midst of their worst start to a Premier League season in more than five years. Their current points total (16) from eleven games is the worst since the 2014/15 season.
They have already lost more games than they did in the entirety of last season.
Liverpool vs Leeds United FYIs
Kick Off: Oct 29, 2022, at 7.45 pm UK at Anfield
Liverpool Team News: Go here
Google Result Probability: Liverpool 75% Draw `15% Leeds United 10%
PL Position, Form Guide: Liverpool 8th, 16pts DLWWL Leeds United 18th, 9pts DLLLL
Starting XI Prediction
With Liverpool hemorrhaging players to injury as fast as they welcome players back, there is plenty of mystery regarding who will get the nod to start. Also, Jurgen Klopp hasn’t fully decided on what shape will get the best out of these players, and this prediction is a crapshoot.
Nevertheless, here is how we predict Liverpool to line up in the late kick-off [UK time] on Saturday.
DEF- Alexander Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Tsimikas
MID- Elliot, Milner, Fabinho, Carvalho
ATT- Salah, Nunez
Refer to my ‘two cents’ section of the team news for how fraught it is to try and predict this match. We are picking Liverpool here based solely on the historical record. Nothing about the Merseyside club’s recent performances suggests they are favorites. Liverpool 2-1.
Stuart Kavanagh is a journalist currently residing in Broken Hill, Australia. He writes for the Barrier Truth newspaper, along with being the owner of the sports and entertainment website thepyrrhic.com, He co-hosts the ‘After Extra Time’ podcast and contributes at edgeofthecrowd.com when time permits. He is also the Media & Communications Director at the Newosis Mental Health Foundation. You can find more about the work Newosis Mental Health Foundation does here.
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