Liverpool v Leeds - Tuesday 19:45, Sky Sports 1
Jurgen Klopp made 11 changes in the last round of the EFL Cup against Tottenham but has hinted he might name something close to his strongest available line-up for this quarter-final. With four of his most of creative attacking talents nursing injures, the German is in no mood to make the task any harder than it needs to be.
Philippe Coutinho is absent with suspected ankle ligament damage, Adam Lallana is ruled out with a groin injury, while Daniel Sturbridge and Roberto Firmino are both struggling with calf issues, all of which makes a low-scoring encounter much more likely than the market would indicate. Take the 2/1 available on under 2.5 goals.
Leeds are one of the most diligent teams in the Championship defensively and you can rest assured they will be in no hurry to probe for weaknesses in the home ranks. Garry Monk’s men might grow in stature as the contest wears on but the number one priority will be a foothold and there’s also big value in the 10/3 on the 0-0 half-time score.
Only twice in their last 13 league matches have the Whites conceded inside 45 minutes, scoring just four times themselves. They went all the way to penalties in the last round against Norwich and would be quite prepared to do so again, although the suspicion is they lack the raw quality to hold out for the 90 and Liverpool should take charge after the break.£10 Free Credit and a £500 Deposit Bonus