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Leeds United transfer news: Midfielder keen on Elland Road move, Whites ready to table offer

Leeds United’s clash against Liverpool on Monday evening will see Marcelo Bielsa pit his wits against Jurgen Klopp for just the second time in his managerial career.

By Jason Jones
Saturday, 17th April 2021, 8:03 am

The only meeting between the two iconic coaches prior to next week’s Premier League fixture came at Anfield back in September, with the Argentine’s side coming desperately close to recording a famous opening day victory before ultimately losing 4-3.

And Bielsa has been quick to praise the Reds ahead Monday’s match.

Speaking in a press conference, he said: “I like to see Liverpool play. They always play in the same manner.

“For me, that’s big praise to give to a team. There’s no player in their team who’s not prepared to receive the ball and manage the ball in whatever part of the pitch they receive it.

“They have a big offensive power. Their full-backs are wingers.

“Their wingers are centre-forwards, throughout moments in the game. Their midfielders on the inside, they attack out wide in the same manner.

“And after there’s three players who provide defensive equilibrium which are the two centre-backs and the defensive midfielder.

“I think they are a team that constantly thinks in producing football. They don’t speculate, attacks always. They spend a lot of time attacking and not so much defending.

“And when they have to defend I think they do it well, putting into consideration the amount of energy they expend attacking. Then like every team, they have ups and downs.”

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Leeds and the rest of the Premier League, as the reaction to last weekend's action continues:

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