Jurgen Klopp certainly admires Leeds United. The Liverpool boss had high praise for the club ahead of their meeting with the Reds.
Jurgen Klopp won’t take Leeds United lightly this Sunday. Liverpool travel to Elland Road undefeated but Marcelo Bielsa’s side have a ‘good chance’ according to the Reds’ boss.
“In general, Marcelo Bielsa’s style and philosophy and how they defend is different, it’s man-marking over the whole pitch. So you have to know about it,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.
“But we had with some players now a week’s time to prepare it and some only come back training today [Thursday] but have recovery and stuff like this.
“So maybe tomorrow [Friday] and hopefully Saturday we have two sessions where we can probably prepare it. But it’s special.
“Against Leeds, high intense, they go for it. They are good in possession, I think so far second or third in possession. Didn’t have the points yet they want to have but they for sure think they have a good chance against us.”
Klopp has praise for Leeds United
Klopp was always going to love Leeds’ playing style. Bielsa has them playing in a very modern way – even if the Argentine has been doing it since the early 90s.
High-energy, a solid press, a wonderful ability to move the ball and attack space. They’re all ways to describe both Leeds and Liverpool. This one promises to be a fantastic game.
As we saw last season, too. The two sides met in the 2020/21 opener and played out a 4-3 win for Liverpool at Anfield. They then drew 1-1 at Elland Road.
We’ve already seen Fabinho discuss why this game will be tougher, though. It sounds like Klopp sees it that way, too.
We can’t wait for it. Two teams that want to be on the front foot, charging all over the pitch. Bring it on.