Sky Sports’ Lewis Jones has predicted a comfortable victory for Liverpool over Leeds United on Monday, despite the Whites’ good run of form.
Leeds played one half with ten men and still managed to beat Manchester City 2-1 last weekend.
Before that, they enjoyed 2-1 wins over Fulham and Sheffield United and got a respectable 0-0 draw against top-four hopefuls Chelsea.
But that’s not enough to convince Jones and he’s gone for a side that’s not been at their best, in Europe and domestically, to run away comfortable winners, predicting a 3-1 win for the Reds.
In his Sky Sports column, Jones wrote, “Don’t be fooled by Leeds. They aren’t all of a sudden going to be parking buses and defending manfully like they did at Manchester City last weekend.
“Liverpool are facing up against a team that have conceded the most first-half goals in the Premier League this season (31).
“The floodgates may open for Liverpool early on, who have won each of their last three Premier League games, doing so whilst creating plenty of chances for their attacking players.”
Going to be a close one
Jones might think of this contest as a foregone conclusion, but we expect it to be a close-run thing.
And we’ve got more than a little hope that we might actually come away with another unlikely win.
Even on the first day of the season nobody gave us a shout to go to Anfield and score three goals.
Yes, we did lose that game and we’re expected to lose even tomorrow, but we will give them a run for their money.
Add to that, Leeds are flying at the moment and Liverpool played in the Champions League on Thursday – and went out as their season continues to fall apart.
Jurgen Klopp will be aware of how good we are counter-pressing and also playing the ball out through tight spaces and he will have his team prepared for a fight.
For us, the game is a freebie, like the City game, and Bielsa will certainly ask his players to go out and win it.
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