By Sam Stone

28th Oct, 2022 | 9:08am

Ray Parlour hits out at Leeds United fans after what they did ahead of Liverpool fixture

Ray Parlour has backed Liverpool to beat Leeds United 2-0 at Anfield on Saturday with Jurgen Klopp’s side full of confidence after their Champions League win over Ajax.

Leeds head to Merseyside without a win in their last eight Premier League matches with the pressure really starting to mount on Jesse Marsch.

Parlour revealed he’s had texts from Leeds fans hoping they get hammered which the former Arsenal midfielder didn’t like.

Talking on talkSPORT Breakfast [07:43, 28 October], he said: “I know Ajax had a few chances early doors but they were great goals from Liverpool’s point of view with a lot of confidence coming back into the side.

“Leeds are struggling and we’ve had a few texts saying we need to get hammered tomorrow to make sure he gets sacked, which I don’t like.

“I’ve got to go Liverpool with them being at home so I’ll go 2-0 and I’ll go Salah to score.”

Feel for Marsch

Despite Leeds’ awful run of form, it’s hard not to feel a bit sorry for Marsch with the American’s squad running beyond thin at the moment. The Whites are without a number of first-team players, at a time when he’s clearly fighting for his job.

Considering the Whites’ league position, games against Liverpool at Anfield won’t define their season, but a battling point could be invaluable. Their next home fixture against Bournemouth is simply a must-win with the World Cup break fast approaching.

The Premier League is still incredibly congested and it will only take a couple of victories for Leeds to pull themselves away from the bottom three. There’s certainly enough talent in the squad to avoid relegation and we’ve seen some good moments this season.

Marsch desperately needs a consistent 90-minute performance soon or otherwise, it will reach a point of no return for the 48-year-old. If Leeds don’t pick up a win between now and the World Cup, the break seems like the best time for a change of manager to turn their season around.

In other Leeds United news, Andrea Radrizzani has shared a three-word tweet about what’s happened at Leeds this week.