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Leeds must now unleash Darko Gyabi vs Liverpool

Leeds United have been dealt a considerable injury blow in the run-up to their clash with Liverpool, as Jesse Marsch revealed that Tyler Adams is a doubt for the Whites’ trip to Anfield this evening.

This is undoubtedly a big setback, as the central midfielder has impressed since moving to Elland Road, however, perhaps he and Marc Roca stole the shine from another of their midfield summer signings who might now have to step up.

Should Marsch start Darko Gyabi?

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Signed for £5m from Manchester City this summer, the acquisition of Darko Gyabi was one which quietly drew praise given his standing in the youth game.

Having featured 11 times in the Premier League 2 last season, he displays incredible quality and maturity far beyond his youth. He also managed to score once and assist three more during this time from central midfield.

The 18-year-old has recently been earning plaudits for his subsequent performances for the Whites, where he once again already has one goal and one assist in eight league appearances for the under-21s.

Displays such as this have understandably led to his head coach Michael Skubala leading the charge.

He said: “I think we have a really good, young, competitive midfield group at the moment within the 21s and you’ve seen Darko get good minutes in there. I think his performances are getting better and better and I thought against Forest he was really strong.”

If he was to be selected, Gyabi would have big shoes to fill. Adams has boasted an average SofaScore rating of 6.98 this campaign despite the Whites’ poor form.

The 23-year-old has been key both going forward and breaking up attacks, with 1.3 key passes per game alongside an astounding 4.1 tackles.

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It might be tough, and to make a full debut at Anfield might be a frightening prospect, but for a youngster inundated with such talent, he might possess a fearlessness that could see him terrorise the Reds’ threadbare midfield.

He will likely be paired up against one of Harvey Elliot or Fabio Carvalho, who are both young and were playing Championship football not too long ago.

Marsch might be forced into taking a chance on Gyabi, but should he perform to the best of his abilities, there’s no reason why he can’t repay the faith with a fine midfield showing.

He has already proven throughout the various youth teams how he mixes creativity with a strength and toughness that lets him adapt to each new challenge. Senior football is the next natural step up, and one which he will likely excel in.

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