Liverpool 4-3 Leeds United - as it happened: Marcelo Bielsa and Jurgen Klopp react to Anfield thriller
Leeds United travel to Anfield to face Premier League champions Liverpool on the opening day of the new season.
The Whites face the toughest of tasks this even as Marcelo Bielsa takes his team to Merseyside to take on Jurgen Klopp's Reds as the curtain raises on the 2020/21 top flight campaign. Follow every kick below with the Yorkshire Evening Post...
Liverpool v Leeds United - LIVE BLOG
Last updated: Saturday, 12 September, 2020, 16:41
- Liverpool host Leeds United in Premier League action
- Marcelo Bielsa faces Jurgen Klopp on the opening day of the new season
- Kick-off at Anfield takes places at 17:30
- Follow all the latest LIVE below
After 16 LONG years Leeds United are back in the Premier League and the Whites take on Liverpool at Anfield.
There is no doubt it is a huge task ahead of Bielsa’s men today, but what a day for the football club after a summer of celebration.
We’ll be right here to take you through every kick…
Klopp’s programme notes - praise for Leeds and Bielsa ahead of kick-off
Early team news
Marcelo Bielsa said in his pre-match press conference on Thursday that his Leeds United squad had a clean bill of health.
Long-term absentee Adam Forshaw is still sidelined having stepped up his rehab in recent months after almost a year out with a hip issue.
Leeds arrive at Anfield
Leeds down under!
Are the nerves kicking in yet?
Not long until team news...
Will Rodrigo or Robin Koch start this afternoon?
We would guess that the latter is far more likely than the former - but the Whites new boys are certain to be in the squad tonight.
Carragher’s pre-match thoughts on Sky
“I can’t wait to see his Leeds team. I don’t think they’ll take a backwards step. It will be a tough game for Liverpool. It’s a difficult proposition for Jurgen Klopp.”