Leeds United will be without six of their first-team players ahead of the trip to Merseyside to face Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday night. The game was originally fixed for the end of December 2021, but Leeds United asked for a postponement from the Premier League board due to a depleted squad as a result of injury and Covid-19.


Key first-team players such as England international Kalvin Philips, club skipper Liam Cooper and England striker Patrick Bamford have been injured for months and they would miss the Liverpool game. The other Leeds United players to miss out are Robin Koch, Leo Hjelde and Sam Greenwood.

In the case of young attacker Greenwood, he has a serious knee injury that would keep him out of action for months having sustained the injury during the FA Cup third round tie at London club West Ham United. The youngster underwent a knee surgery almost immediately to fix the problem and he’s presently recuperating. For German defender Koch, he played as recent as the Manchester United game on Sunday, but won’t play the Liverpool game due to the cut on the head from the United. Koch was substituted during the United game as a result of the cut as revealed by Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s league meeting with the Reds.

Young utility defender Hjelde has been a useful addition to the first-team setup at Leeds United this season as he can play in a number of positions effectively. He will also miss the Liverpool game after suffering a knee injury during the recent 3-0 loss to Merseyside team Everton this month. The injury made miss the 4-2 home loss to rivals Manchester United. Hjelde is not expected back in action until next month at least.