By Joe Ellis

27th Oct, 2022 | 5:10pm

Leeds United fans criticised by Chris Sutton as seven-goal Liverpool prediction made

Chris Sutton has been highly critical of Leeds United fans for their treatment of Jesse Marsch despite their slip into the relegation zone.

The Whites are all set to head to Liverpool on Saturday (29 October) for a late evening kick-off and Sutton has predicted that Jurgen Klopp’s side will run riot to the tune of 6-1 at Anfield.

Despite that prediction, the BBC Sport pundit does not believe the American deserves the flack he is getting from a large section of the club’s fanbase.

“I don’t think Leeds’ poor form is all on Jesse Marsch, and I think it is harsh that the fans have turned on him as quickly as they have done, but they really need a positive result at Anfield,” he said.

“Liverpool have been a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ side all season and I keep getting them wrong – after they beat Manchester City and West Ham, going to bottom-side Nottingham Forest felt like an open goal for them, but they did not turn up.

“They are at home this time, though, and they put in a really strong performance at Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday.

“So, again, I am going to say the Reds will win comfortably and find the spark they have been missing for months. If they do, then things could get messy for Marsch and his side, because their defence is a real cause for concern.”

Onslaught

Having been beaten by Nottingham Forest in their last Premier League game, Liverpool will be looking to stamp their authority back on the division when Leeds United come to town.

It is therefore perhaps the worst time to be heading for Merseyside even though they cruised past Ajax in the Champions League in midweek.

Sutton is maybe being a little too harsh himself on the Whites squad in suggesting a 6-1 scoreline with only Brentford coming close to a similar rout.

Chelsea and Arsenal have both experienced how good Leeds can be on their day and Klopp could well feel the same force, albeit on the road and not in Yorkshire.

Even with Marsch on the ropes at Elland Road due to the horrid form of the first team, there can surely be no world in which he allows his side to be thumped to such a degree given the fight they have shown in most games this season.

In other Leeds United news, the club have held in-house meetings at the very top to discuss what the club has to do moving forward.