Brawls, nine-goal thrillers, hat-tricks and four-goal salvos: 10 classic Liverpool-Leeds battles – in pictures

Jurgen Klopp's Premier League champions take on the newly promoted Leeds managed by Marcelo Bielsa

Saturday sees two of English football's most famous teams go head-to-head at Anfield when Liverpool take on Leeds United.

It seems quite remarkable that the last time these clubs met in the Premier League was more than 15 years ago.

The financial meltdown caused by catastrophic over-spending at the turn of the new millennium would result in Leeds dropping down the divisions and almost go out of business.

The rebuilding process has been long and painful, but after years of trying, the Yorkshire club are finally back in the top-flight, led by their unorthodox and much-admired Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola describes Bielsa as "absolutely at the top of the list" of football coaches, while Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp has called the 65-year-old "an outstanding coach, an outstanding role model".

The Merseysiders, meanwhile, have just ended a 30-year English title drought after winning the Premier League by a mammoth 18-point margin over City in a season that only ended in July after a Covid-19-enforced hiatus.

Ahead of Saturday's game, we are taking a look back at 10 classic clashes between the two clubs in the photo gallery above.

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