Liverpool V Leeds Match Preview

So Liverpool's Carling Cup campaign gets underway tomorrow with a trip to Yorkshire. The last time the two teams met was in 2004 a game which ended in a stalemate (2-2). Leeds are currently going well in League One, with their main goalscoring threat a certain Jermaine Beckford, widely praised in the footballing world at the moment.

Word about town today is that Rafa will be resting Gerrard & Torres. Not surprising though, i also would take a punt that Reina will take the day off too as Cavalieri featured alot in last season's league cup campaign. It will be interesting to see if Jay Spearing is given the opportunity to shine, if there's going to be a chance to do so this is it i would imagine.

Leeds last win against Liverpool at Elland Road was in 2000 when they beat the Red's 4-3, Viduka scoring the quartet of goals.

Liverpool are unbeaten in the last 6 games with Leeds United.

The last time the two teams met in the League Cup was in 1972.

Leeds have one of the best defensive records in League One at the moment.

I think this match could be an interesting tie, Leeds will not be taking this easy, with their full squad fielded against a weakened 11 from Liverpool anything could happen. I'd like us to continue to progress through this competition along with the FA Cup as i personally feel that we sometimes push it aside too much, OK so we obviously need match fitness ultimately for the premier league and for the champions league but sometimes these cups are silverware we can realistically aim for. Season upon season I've wished we were still in the mix so that if the disappointment of the league were to knock at our doors again we would still have something to fight for. I hope that as our squad slowly but surely begins to get better and we have more diversity that these competitions can be placed more frequently in to our hands.

Prediction: 3-2