Leeds United v Liverpool team news: Two enforced changes as Raphinha misses out

LEEDS United winger Raphinha misses Monday night's Premier League hosting of Liverpool for which Jack Harrison and Pascal Struijk come into the side.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 7:21 pm

Raphinha picked up a thigh injury following a hefty challenge from Fernandinho in last weekend's 2-1 victory at Manchester City for which Harrison was ineligible to play against his parent side.

But Harrison is now back available and comes into the XI as part of two changes made by Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa, both of which are enforced.

Captain Liam Cooper is suspended for the next three games following his straight red card in the victory at City and Struijk is given the nod to replace Cooper at centre-back.

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Both Raphinha and Rodrigo who is also injured miss out altogether.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has made two changes to his side for whom Mo Salah is named on the bench and Nathaniel Phillips misses out altogether with a minor hamstring issue.

Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota consequently both start.

Leeds United: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Alioski, Phillips, Dallas, Harrison, Costa, Roberts, Bamford. Subs: Casilla, Berardi, Davis, Koch, Shackleton, Klich, Poveda, Hernandez, Gelhardt.

STRAIGHT SWAP: For Leeds United wingers Raphinha, left, and Jack Harrison, right. Photo by CARL RECINE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Kabak, Robertson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Thiago, Mane, Jota, Firmino. Subs: Adrian, Keita, Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tsimikas, Shaqiri, Davies, R. Williams, N. Williams.

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Thank you Laura Collins