Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has given his thoughts on Liverpool and boss Jurgen Klopp ahead of the two sides facing off in the Premier League this weekend.
Both Leeds and Liverpool enjoyed triumphant seasons last time out, just a year after falling agonisingly short.
The Whites put the 2018-19 Championship playoff heartbreak behind them last term as they won the title and earned promotion to the top flight.
The Reds, meanwhile, finally lifted England’s top crown this summer, a year after their 97-point haul wasn’t enough to beat Manchester City.
On Saturday afternon, the two sides will lock horns in their first game of the season, which takes place at Anfield.
When asked about his side’s upcoming opponents, Bielsa told BBC Sport (13:16): “A just champion with a consistent style of play. Without a doubt one of the best teams in the world.”
And on the subject of his opposite number in the dugout, the Argentine said (13:26): “The work Klopp has done everywhere has given him the chance to shine everywhere.
“Anything I added would be repeating the praise he has already rightly received.”
You couldn’t ask for a better opening-day fixture – two huge clubs, the champions of the first division and of the second division, with two of the most renowned coaches in the world at their respective helms.
Kind and respectful words from Bielsa towards his opposite number, which are bound to be reciprocated when Klopp gives his pre-match presser, and when Saturday comes it’s bound to be an exciting game.