Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp issues warning ahead of Leeds United and Real Madrid tests
LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp says he is already braced for a tough test against Leeds United in his side's next Premier League clash.
Defending champions Liverpool won their third league game in succession via Saturday's 2-1 triumph at home to Aston Villa which has left the rejuvenated Reds sixth and just three points off a Champions League spot.
Klopp's side will be back in action on Wednesday night with a Champions League quarter-final second leg at home to Real Madrid in which Liverpool will look to overturn a 3-1 deficit from the first leg in Spain.
Five days later, Klopp's Reds will then travel to Leeds next Monday night.
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Marcelo Bielsa's ninth-placed Whites have now taken ten points out of a last possible 12 following Saturday's 2-1 victory at runaway leaders Manchester City, despite playing over half the game with ten men.
Klopp was impressed and is braced for two hard games against both Real and then Leeds.
"We have tough opponents coming up with their own targets," said Klopp to Liverpool FC's official website.
"We have Real Madrid, of course, but then in the league we play Leeds and I think everybody who saw them fighting against Man City knows that it is not a walk in the park.
"It will be a tough one; I think they are leading in all physical stats in the league, so that means if you want to get something there you have to do a lot and that’s what we will do."
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