Phillips and Raphinha injury developments will leave Leeds in 'big trouble' - pundit
Leeds United will be in “big trouble” if they suffer a couple more injuries, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker suggested injuries to Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips would spell disaster for Leeds.
Diego Llorente joined Robin Koch on the treatment table after he limped off with another hamstring injury against Liverpool at the weekend.
A source told Football Insider on 13 September the Whites will be “embarrassed” after the defender picked up his third hamstring injury since moving from Real Sociedad last year.
Pascal Struijk will also miss the next three games after the club lost their appeal against his red card against Liverpool.
“A couple more injuries and they are really stretched,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
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“If they were to lose Phillips and Raphinha then they’re in big trouble.
“Patrick Bamford, for me, has been very poor this season. Virgil van Dijk found it very easy against him at the weekend.
“With only Rodrigo as a player who can come in as a striker…
“Leeds need to be very careful. Once teams start working out Leeds’ style of play and their intensity and match it as Liverpool did…Every team and every player in the Premier League can run and match it.
“Leeds shocked teams by running more and their intensity but teams can match that.”
The Yorkshire giants are yet to win in the Premier League this season and have earned just two points from their opening four games.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side travel to fellow winless side Newcastle United on Friday night.