Leeds suffer injury blow to Rodrigo before Liverpool

    Amid all the understandable uproar of the European Super League, Leeds United host one of the competition’s ‘founding fathers’ in Liverpool at Elland Road on Monday night.

    Marcelo Bielsa’s side head into the contest off the back of a truly historic 2-1 victory away at runaway leaders Manchester City last weekend, and will surely be in confident mood of pulling off yet another stunning result.

    NFL Betting

    However, the Leeds boss appears to have been handed a major blow ahead of the clash against Jurgen Klopp’s side, with news that Rodrigo is likely to miss out once again.

    The Athletic’s Phil Hay revealed that the club’s summer signing is “still recovering from a muscular problem”, and now via a pre-match Q&A, has relayed that “from what Bielsa said last week, it sounded as if Rodrigo would be missing again.”

    News of the £18m-rated star being missing for the visit of Liverpool will surely have Bielsa gutted, with the Spaniard really struggling to justify his worth since arriving in a big-money deal from Valencia last summer.

    Dubbed as “extraordinary” by former Barcelona boss Quique Setien, Rodrigo just hasn’t been able to find his feet at Elland Road, and while he was quick to dismiss speculation that he wanted a move back to Spain after failing to settle in England, it’s still be a rather disappointing debut campaign for the forward.

    He’s managed just three goals in 21 Premier League games this season, and has been hit by injuries over the past few weeks. After initially recovering from a groin strain that kept him out of six consecutive top-flight matches, Rodrigo has since missed two out of the last three games for Leeds.

    A game against the Premier League champions is a tall order at any time, but being without one of his key summer acquisitions is a body blow for Bielsa.

    While the Whites coped superbly without him last week against Manchester City, the Leeds boss will no doubt be gutted that he will be without Rodrigo once again when they host Liverpool tonight.

    Meanwhile, Leeds must start this “under-rated” gem today vs Liverpool…

    Source link news

    Related articles



    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Betting on Soccer

    Share article

    Latest articles

    Sheffield United fans comments before AND after Sunday’s 8-0 humiliation – I love them!

    Sheffield United fans witnessed something on Sunday that they had never seen  before. They hope they never ever will again! Sheffield United fans...

    Liverpool fan favourite pens new long-term deal at Anfield

    Liverpool fan favourite Kostas Tsimikas has signed a new long-term contract at Anfield having spent the last three years with the Premier...

    Juventus determined to offer Gatti new contract despite Sassuolo horror show

    Throughout the course of the season, several Juventus players will earn new contracts as Cristiano Giuntoli and company look to restore...

    Head-to-head, key stats & more

    Manchester United play host to Crystal Palace next Tuesday in the third...
    Betting on Soccer


    Subscribe to stay updated.