Merseyside giants Liverpool are eyeing an eighth straight win in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) ahead of their home meeting with Italian team Inter Milan in the second leg of their last 16 tie. The Reds are the only team left with a perfect record in the Champions League this season.
Merseyside giants Liverpool are overwhelming favourites to pick up the three points at stake when they take on Leeds United at home in the Premier League on Wednesday night. Leeds United returned to the Premier League at the start of last season after almost two decades outside the competition and their first game back amongst the big boys was at Liverpool and it went on to end in a seven-goal thriller with the Reds running out 4-3 winners. Leeds United gave a good account of themselves as Liverpool began the unsuccessful defence of their Premier League title last season after coming from behind three times before losing the game by a single goal. In the end, Leeds United finished in ninth spot impressively at the end of the season.
Liverpool manager JurgenKlopp will be without seven players for the visit of West London side Brentford in the Premier League. Three of the absentees for the game are at the ongoing AFCON tournament while the remaining four players are injured.
Two of the famedLiverpool front trio namely Mohamed Salah and Sadio Maneare at the African tournament being hosted in Cameroon. The third part of that front trio is Brazilian international Roberto Firmino who's expected to start the Brentford game in attack. In addition to Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, Liverpool are also without midfielder Naby Keita who's also at the AFCON tournament across five cities in Cameroon.
Liverpool have dropped to third on the Premier League log on the back of the defeat to Leicester City earlier in the week. The Reds have paid dearly for the loss to the Foxes by dropping from second to third spot in addition to falling further behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League.
Merseyside giants Liverpool started the Leicester City match in second place and six points behind Manchester City. The Reds were favourites for the Leicester City game but they could not make it count after they lost 1-0 due to the quality shown by Ademola Lookman in the second half.
Liverpool are undoubtedly one of the form teams in the Premier League and they have now won four games in a row in all competitions on the back of the convincing 4-1 win handed out to rivals Everton in their Merseyside Derby encounter in the league. Liverpool have showed character with the manner in which theyresponded to their first defeat in the Premier League this season.
The Reds were the only team without a defeat when they faced West Ham United away from home and they would go on to lose that unbeaten record via a 3-2 defeat. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Divock Origi scored the Liverpool goals, while Alisson Becker (own goal), Pablo Fornals and Kurt Zouma scored the goals for West Ham United.