09/12/2021 at 11:50 AM CEST
Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool visit Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United in the only Premier League match on Sunday 12 September. With two antagonistic styles of play, the reds they will put their skills to the test against one of last season’s breakthrough teams and one of the best ball-handling rivals in the championship.
After the relief around van Dijk’s injury, those of Jürgen Klopp want to confirm their candidacy for the title. The team’s gray year last season responded to something more circumstantial and the German coach is ready to show that his team is ready to compete against Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea, the top three favorites.
As for Leeds United, Marcelo Bielsa wants to get the first victory of the season in the Premier League as soon as possible. He left Old Trafford thrashed and could not get past the draw against Everton and Burnley. It is one of the few teams that have yet to win along with Southampton, Burnley, Newcastle and Norwich City..
Tactical revolution in Leeds and Liverpool
The arrival of two important coaches to the Premier such as Jürgen Klopp and Marcelona Bielsa has meant a real tactical revolution. Both Leeds United and Liverpool, each in their own way, have a game identity, a personality and a competitiveness that had been lost in recent years, especially in the case of reds.
Since Leeds were promoted two seasons ago, he doesn’t know what it’s like to beat Liverpool– Lost at Anfield and couldn’t get past the draw at Elland Road. Since the last time that the fans of Marcelo Bielsa’s team celebrated a victory over Liverpool, two decades have passed: they won 1-2 at Anfield and since then they have reaped three draws and seven losses in direct confrontations.s.