The Reds are kicking off their title defence, or the attack on the next, at home, but tonight’s game will again be played behind closed doors.
Ahead of the game, Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa, not inaccurately, claimed that “Anfield is only Anfield when it is full,” but Klopp will be eager for his side to prove that is not the case.
Today is, arguably, one of Liverpool‘s first meaningful games since the title was won back in June, and as such a renewed impetus should be expected.
This season will see the Premier League revert to 18-man matchday squads with only three substitutions permitted per game, which restricts opportunities for Klopp’s youngsters and squad players.
Leeds: Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Struijk, Dallas; Phillips, Klich, Hernandez; Harrison, Costa, Bamford
Substitutes: Casilla, Casey, Alioski, Poveda, Shackleton, Roberts, Rodrigo