sIn the first round match of the Premier League, the current champion of the country – Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool, will host Leeds United at Anfield. A team whose return to the Premier League is awaited by all English football fans.
This Leeds is not a team from the regular season. This Leeds is the champion of its division like Liverpool. Moreover, it is coached by the colorful figure of world football, Marcelo Bielsa from Argentina.
The tactical battle between Klopp and Bielsa will be interesting to watch. Leeds’ main acquisition this year is Valencia forward Rodrigo. But it is said that if Bielsa does not know the player well, he will not put him in the squad. So, it is suggested that the newcomers will not start the first match of the season in the starting lineup.
It is also interesting to see how Leeds’ Kevin Phillips fits into the Premier League. He has been called up to the national team by Southgate at the break and nicknamed the ‘Yorkshire Pirlo’ because of his resemblance to the legendary Italian, which is reflected in a good pass culture.
Liverpool has grown cosmetically this year. The main acquisition of the team this year is the Greek left defender – Costa Tsimikas, who has to ensure Andy Robertson. There is also talk of Thiago Alcantara, although we do not know anything specific yet. Also, Klopp is facing a dilemma, whether he should give a place in the team to a young Ryan Brewster or a man experienced in big matches from the team – Divock Origi.