Liverpool will play Leeds United today in the quarterfinal match of the EFL Cup 2016. Both the teams will fight to book their seat in the semi-final game for the ongoing tournament. Liverpool is playing brilliantly as they haven’t lost a single time in the last 14 games in all competitions.
Liverpool vs Leeds United: Live Streaming
TV Schedule and Channel
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The Reds are comfortably sitting at the second position as per the EFL 2016 points table. So far, they have played 13 matches in this tournament. With its manager Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool has shown improvements in its game due to which they have been victorious so many times.
They have proved to be deadly as they have scored 36 goals in 14 matches. Moreover, they have won over Tottenham by 2-1 in the last round of the EFL Cup. On the other hand, LeedsUnited have bounced back amazingly in the competition. They had a disappointing start this season.
They have Gary Monk as their manager. Under him, they are now standing fifth in the league, and they are huge hopes of being promoted to the Premier League. The last EFL Cup game witnessed Whites winning over Norwich City on penalties as the match ended with a score of 2-2.
In the last meeting of both these teams, Liverpool defeated LU by 1-0. This latest meeting was seven years ago.
Liverpool vs Leeds United: Team News
The team is highly disappointed with the injury of their star player Philippe Coutinho. They were playing Sunderland. He has been their key player in many victories this season. Thus, he won’t be able to play in this important match. His absence may be felt during the game in the midfield.
Also, Danny Ings and Adam Lallana won’t be able to play due to knee and groin injuries respectively. Along with them, Daniel Sturridge is not going to make his return as he is still undergoing treatment for his calf injury.
It means a golden opportunity for players likes of Simon Mignolet, Alberto Moreno, Ragnar Klavan, and Lucas. The manager may use some of the young guns today.
Liverpool: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)
Mignolet – Moreno, Leiva, Matip, Alexander – Lucas, Henderson, Grujic – Mane, Origi, Woodburn
At their end, they have minor injury problems. Bailey Peacock Farrell won’t play due to a hand injury. Also, Lewie Coyle and Pablo Hernandez will be ruled out due to knee and hamstring injuries respectively.
Liam Bridcutt is recovering, but the team won’t take risk playing him tonight. Overall, the team is playing better than earlier.
LU: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Green – Cooper, Bartley, Taylor, Ayling – Phillips, O’Kane – Roofe, Sacko, Doukara – Wood
Liverpool vs. Leeds United: Head-to-Head
Total games: 116
Liverpool wins: 57
Lead United wins: 28
Liverpool vs. Leeds United: Prediction
The Liverpool has got almost a new playing xi. The manager Klopp has given rest to many of its principal players as he is eyeing Premier League this season. The Reds have got in a red-hot form and have got a real good momentum which can easily outcast LeedsUnited.
The team of Monk is looking forward to yet another victory. They haven’t been able to defeat them in the last five games. However, they are still hoping to change the history. Today’s game is going to be interesting as always especially for neutrals.
Final Predicted Score. Liverpool 2-1 Leed United
Liverpool vs. Leeds United: Betting Tips and Odds
- Liverpool win: 2/11
- A draw: 11/2
- LeedsUnited win: 12/1
- Under 2.5 goals: 15/8
- Over 2.5 goals: 4/11
- Both teams score: 8/11
- Both teams fail to score: evens
Key Stats to consider
- Liverpool hasn’t lost their last 14 matches in all competitions.
- The home side has won four out of five recent matches against LU in all competitions.
- Leed United has won four of their five recent Championship matches.
- The last win for Leed United over Liverpool came in April 2001 in Premier League.
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