Marcelo Bielsa could well have a tough task ahead of him picking his Leeds United side to face Liverpool if injury reports are confirmed.

We obviously jinxed things after hailing the fact that he had a full squad to pick from last week for the game at The Etihad.

Liam Cooper was sent off in the game against Man City and he’s out for three games now.

Raphinha went off with an injury and Rodrigo missed out with a muscular injury that wasn’t mentioned in Bielsa’s pre-match press conference.

Tom Worville from The Athletic has said that neither of these players will make the Liverpool game, despite the Monday kick-off giving them an extra couple of days to recover.

That’s a big blow for Leeds.

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With Cooper out, we think Robin Koch will get the nod ahead of Pascal Struijk. The Germany international played 27 minutes against Man City and is ready for his first start since the beginning of December.

If Raphinha is out, then Jack Harrison comes back in and Helder Costa gets to keep his place in the side.

However, Harrison and Costa is a big step down from Harrison and Raphinha. We were really looking forward to seeing what Raphinha would do against a dodgy Liverpool defence.

Tyler Roberts will keep his place in the side alongside Stuart Dallas who put in an incredible match-winning performance against Man City.

The rest of the side should stay the same which means this is the starting XI we think Bielsa will put out on Monday…

In other Leeds United news, MOT View: Leeds fans right to be fuming after official update for clash v Liverpool

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