The Reds take on Leeds on Saturday evening as the Premier League champions host last seasons Championship winners at Anfield.
Klopp’s team suffered a surprise defeat to Arsenal in the Community Shield, but regained confidence by destroying Blackpool 7-2 in a friendly on Saturday afternoon, and now the German is demanding that his team is ready for what Leeds have to offer as it will require a very high work rate.
‘We have to make sure we now get ready for the first game against Leeds because that will be a really tough one,’ said Klopp. ‘Leeds have a specific style of play, man-marking over the whole pitch and makes it proper intense.
‘We have to be ready for that but we have a few days. Hopefully all the other boys now stay healthy in the international games, then they come back and we have three days to work together on that.
‘It was the best pre-season we could have had because we cannot compare and nobody will give us a different one.’
‘For possibly the first time in their history, Leeds have become everyone’s second team,’ Carragher told the Mirror.
‘Fans are intrigued by Bielsa. They want him in the Premier League and I want to analyse his teams and try to find out exactly what he does.
‘Bielsa is someone who some of the best managers in the world look up to.
‘There is something special there, something different, and I am delighted that Leeds have come back up because it’s great to have another big club in the Premier League.’
The 65-year-old Argentinian, known as El Loco, has managed in La Liga, Ligue 1, in his home country, at the World Cup, but will be taking on the Premier League for the first time after leading Leeds up from the Championship.