By Adefunmiloye Alani

28th Aug, 2021 | 9:10pm

Jurgen Klopp already preparing for Liverpool clash with Leeds United

Leeds United host Liverpool immediately after next month’s international break, and Jurgen Klopp is already preparing for the game.

The clash does not happen until September 12, and despite having two full weeks before the match, the Reds boss cannot wait to tick the game off his to-do list given the intensity that the Whites bring to the table.

Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw by Chelsea on Saturday evening, and Klopp has now shifted his mind and attention towards the next game.

The German said after the game at Anfield (as shared on Football Daily Twitter account): “We just have to carry on. There is on easy game. They are going all the way, they come back on Wednesday. Thursday, there about, and on Sunday we play Leeds United.

“That’s one of the most intense games in the world of football because they run like madness.

“You have to make for a little advantage.”


Liverpool and Leeds kicked off their 2020-21 Premier League with a 4-3 cracker in September before playing a 1-1 draw at Elland Road in April, and Klopp surely enjoyed both games.

Given his style of heavy-metal football, the German is in awe of how Marcelo Bielsa’s side plays, and he knows the amount of hard work and training that go into it.

Playing against the Yorkshire side can be very tasking, and the Reds manager is definitely not alone in his assessment.

Leeds never stop running and the players hardly tire.

Manchester City found out the hard way last season when they were blown out of the water at the Etihad Stadium in April.

Despite playing the last 45 minutes with 10 men, Bielsa’s side ran out 2-1 winners, scoring both goals at the end of each half after some counterattacking football that Pep Guardiola’s men struggled with.

Liverpool and Leeds will definitely be producing the fireworks again, and Klopp will be hoping his players are in shape and ready for the gruelling task ahead.

In other Leeds news, here is how Ian Wright reacted after Whites star Patrick Bamford won England call-up.