The English Football League cup is back and the action is heating up in the quarterfinals of the tournament. Last year’s runner-up, Liverpool, looks to eliminate Leeds United on Nov. 29. Who will survive this match? Click to watch
The quarter-finals are still under the “lose and go home” rules, so Liverpool knows a single mistake could end the club’s dreams of raising the EFL Cup at the end of this tournament. Leeds United isn’t going to let Jurgen Klopp’s men roll over them, so expect a fight when these two teams face-off at Anfield. The game is set for 2:45 PM ET so tune in to see every kick and goal!
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Jurgen, 49, wants his team to avenge their last season’s loss to Manchester United in the EFL Cup Final. They lost on penalties, dropping 1-3 after fighting to a 1-1 tie. It seems that Liverpool, who have defeated Leeds United two out of their past three meetings, should breeze on by. However, Jurgen has to deal with a handful of problems going into this match.
Philippe Coutinho, 24, was stretchered off during the Premier League win over Sunderland after suffering an ankle ligament injury, according to The Mirror. Adam Lallana, 28, will miss the match as he recovers from a groin injury. Meanwhile, Daniel Sturridge, 27, and Roberto Firmino, 25, both sidelined with calf injuries may or may not be ready to return.
The lack of Coutinho is going to hurt, as he’s contributed five goals and five assists in the Premier League so far, according to Sky Sports. It’s on the rookies on the verge of being called up the first-team squad to step up and make sure Liverpool advances, or else it’s all over.
As for what Leeds United will do, manager Garry Monk hasn’t shown his hand. He could field his team’s strongest lineup or he could be conservative, since the team faces Aston Villa in an EFL Championship league (aka the second-highest EFL system, behind the Premier League) match. Leeds is currently in 5th place (but 11 points behind leaders Newcastle) so it’s up to Garry to decide whether or not to chase the EFL Cup or try to pull out a Championship victory.
Who do you think is going to win this game, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Liverpool will make it to the semifinals or will Leeds United pull off the upset?