Marcelo Bielsa: They have a big offensive power

Marcelo Bielsa: They have a big offensive power

Head coach ahead of Liverpool fixture.

Leeds United host current Premier League champions, Liverpool on Monday evening (8pm).

Marcelo Bielsa’s side will take on the Reds at Elland Road, having faced off in a thrilling encounter at Anfield on the first day of the season. 

In a season that is beginning to reach its conclusion, only seven points separate the two teams in what is expected to be another exciting and action packed 90 minutes. 

The head coach began by giving an update on the fitness of his team.

“Raphinha’s recovering from a knock that he picked up in the game against City. His evolution we’ll see in the next couple of days,” Bielsa explained.

“Rodrigo is in the process of recovering from a muscular injury obtained last week.”

Bielsa praised Liverpool ahead of the match, saying that he enjoys watching them play, whilst analysing the task facing his side on Monday evening.

“I like to see Liverpool play, they always play in the same manner, for me that’s big praise to give to a team,” he stated.

“There’s no player in their team who is not prepared to receive the ball and manage the ball in whatever part of the pitch they receive it. 

“They have a big offensive power, their full-backs are wingers, and their wingers are centre-forwards throughout moments of the game.

“I think they’re a team who constantly thinks when producing football. They don’t speculate, they attack always and they spend a lot of time attacking and not so much defending. 

“When they have to defend I think they do it well, putting into consideration the amount of energy they expend when attacking. Like every team, they have ups and downs.”