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Liverpool vs Leeds Preview, Team News, Line-Ups, Betting Tips & Predicted Score

Liverpool take on Leeds at Anfield in the EFL Cup this evening. Here is a preview with team news, line-ups, betting tips and predicted score.

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Liverpool  will be looking to book their place in the semi finals of the EFL Cup when they take on Leeds United at Anfield this evening.

The Reds warmed up for the game with a relatively comfortable 2-0 victory over Sunderland on Saturday afternoon which saw them remain one point behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.

However, thoughts will now turn to domestic cup matters as Jurgen Klopp looks to go one step closer to securing his first trophy as Liverpool boss having lost in both the League Cup and Europa League finals last season.

Leeds arrive at Anfield in decent form in the Championship having won four of their last five matches, including a 2-1 win at Rotherham at the weekend, to leave them sitting fifth in the table and right in the promotion mix.

Team news

Liverpool have been dealt a huge injury blow with the news that Phillipe Coutinho has been ruled out for around six weeks after suffering ankle ligament damage during the win over Sunderland.

Daniel Sturridge has also been ruled out with a calf injury while Roberto Firmino sustained a minor calf problem of his own at the weekend so it unlikely to be risked tonight.

Klopp is expected to make wholesale changes to his side with his key men given a rest and Simon Mignolet is a confirmed starter between the sticks.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ragnar Klavan, Alberto Moreno, Lucas Leiva, Kevin Stewart, Marko Grujic and Ovie Ejaria are all in-line to come in while Divock Origi is almost certain to start after scoring off the bench at the weekend.

Leeds have fielded weakened teams in the previous rounds but boss Gary Monk gave little away about his team selection for tonight’s game other than to say they’ve suffered no fresh injury concerns.

Likely Line-Ups

Predicted Score

Liverpool 2-1 Leeds: The Reds will still be able to field a solid side, despite making a number of changes, but I’m expecting Leeds to make a real game of this. They are a club steeped in history and will relish being back at a stadium like Anfield so don’t expect a walk-over tonight. However, in the end I think Liverpool will just edge it to book their place in the last four.

Betting Tips

Betting on football is not an exact science and you should always make sure you do plenty of research before handing over your hard earned money. To minimise the risk, it’s worth checking out these useful matched bets guides online as they provide you with all the information needed to make risk-free bets on football and other sports.

However, if you still want to go ahead and bet on this game then Liverpool are the 2/7 favourites but I also like the look of both teams to score at 10/11. Following our predicted score tip I think backing Liverpool to win 2-1 at odds of 8/1 is worth a punt and for extra value add Origi as first scorer for odds of 14/1.

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