After losing to Newcastle United in disappointing fashion earlier in the month, Leeds responded with a hard-fought 2-1 win against Yorkshire rivals Rotherham at Elland Road, a result which keeps Garry Monk’s side in the play-off positions for the first time since 2013.
Therefore, they will be preparing to make the trip west to Merseyside with levels of confidence and spirit not seen in this part of the world for quite some time.
And Klopp, who will likely be without his four most influential attackers in Philippe Coutinho (below), Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana, has warned against complacency in the first meeting between the two sides since a Carling Cup clash in 2009, sealed by a clinical finish by David N’Gog.
“[We are] not allowed to take any risks. It is about having a line-up which can stand the intensity of the game because Leeds are in a really good moment,” Klopp said in quotes reported by the Yorkshire Post.
“They are a football-playing side and they will force us into a lot of things so we need to work hard in these games so the players need to be fit for this.
“We don’t want to rest somebody who doesn’t need a rest. It is possible we make a few changes; it is possible we will play nearly the same team.”
Two giant clubs who have fallen on differing levels of hardship in recent years, Leeds and Liverpool appear to be working their way back to the top under the stewardship of their influential managers.
And one will only reinforce his messiah status amongst the club’s respective supporters with a win on Tuesday.