Liverpool welcome Leeds United to Anfield this weekend, with Thiago’s return from injury providing a lift to the Reds’ hopes of improving their form. Find out Last Word on Football’s Liverpool lineup prediction for this weekend’s clash with the Whites.
Liverpool Lineup Prediction vs Leeds United
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— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 27, 2022
How Liverpool Have Lined-up Recently
Liverpool have recently lined up in a 4-2-3-1 structure, with Alisson playing in goal behind Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, with Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back opposite Andrew Robertson. A midfield duo of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho sit in front of a the back-line.
An attacking midfielder, typically Fabio Carvalho or Roberto Firmino, plays just behind the club’s attacking line, featuring Mohamed Salah on the right, Darwin Nunez in the middle and Luis Diaz on the left-wing.
Liverpool Recent Form and Tactics
Jurgen Klopp’s side has been adding more and more quality to their football since the start of the season, gradually returning to the Reds that fans have come to expect over the past few years. This has come with far more tactical flexibility, with the club using a 4-2-3-1 and a 4-2-4 more consistently now, having switched from the 4-3-3 of more recent seasons.
In spite of this improvement, the Anfield faithful will look for the club to shake off their side’s most recent defeat. The 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest is an indicator of their inconsistencies in the Premier League, something Jesse Marsch will look to exploit.
Liverpool Injuries to Consider
Liverpool currently have a raft of severe injuries. Luis Diaz has a knee injury and is expected to be out until after the World Cup, with Joel Matip suffering from a minor injury that could keep him out for the next couple of weeks. Naby Keita has a thigh injury that kept him out of the Nottingham Forest match, with Jordan Henderson potentially recovering in time for a late fitness test. Diogo Jota is also expected to miss out until the New Year.
One major saving grace for Jurgen Klopp is the return of Thiago. His return to the side brings an extra dimension of creativity, and could be the key to cracking open Leeds United’s already fragile back line. Liverpool have also been quite lucky, as Jurgen Klopp’s recent red card comes without a touchline ban.
Thiago Alcantara is set to be available for our Premier League fixture with Leeds United on Saturday 🙌
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 28, 2022
Liverpool Lineup Prediction
- Trent Alexander-Arnold
- Virgil van Dijk
- Joe Gomez
- Andrew Robertson
- Roberto Firmino
- Mo Salah
- Fabio Carvalho
- Darwin Nunez
Current Odds: Liverpool vs Leeds United
Liverpool are firm favourites at 4/13, with the draw next most likely at 11/2. Leeds United are underdogs by a long margin at 9/1.