Leeds and Liverpool are two of the biggest names in English football. Both are associated with success, working class ideals and passionate supporters. So, whenever the two butt heads, it’s a big occasion.
That’s set to be the case this Sunday as Leeds United host Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Elland Road. The contest is set to be live on Sky Sports and will be one of the biggest games of the weekend.
Last season, the two met in a pair of close yet enthralling encounters. Liverpool won the season opener at Anfield 4-3 before sharing the points at Elland Road in the wake of the Super League controversy.
Klopp and his then Champions weren’t best pleased by their treatment that night. Before long, Klopp and his players forced the club to change their decision but the question remains: is there still any bad blood between Klopp and Leeds?
It seems that the answer to that question is no. In his press conference today, Klopp commended Leeds’ style of play: “Against Leeds, [it is] high intense, they go for it. It is special. They are good in possession. We are hopefully good, as good as we can. How always, when we have a chance to win – and that’s what we try.”
He also expressed an intrigue at experiencing the Elland Road atmosphere for the first time: “We are used to a very special atmosphere obviously when we play at home. In the Premier League there are obviously some grounds with a really good atmosphere. So, if Leeds is another one, good for them and we have to deal with it.”