Leeds United news as Patrick Bamford makes Burnley ‘jiu jitsu’ claim, Jurgen Klopp’s Whites fear

Here are your Leeds United evening headlines on Sunday, August 29.

Bamford makes Burnley ‘jiu jitsu’ claim

The 1-1 draw between the Whites and Burnley certainly wasn’t for the faint hearted with full-blooded tackles from players on both teams a key feature of the game throughout. Patrick Bamford was once again locked in battle with his opposing defenders and his tussle with James Tarkowski, in particular, was especially gripping.

The Leeds striker did eventually come out on top as he netted his side’s equaliser but claimed that the Clarets defender was a bit too forceful at times during the match.

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Bamford said: “To be honest, I was a little bit annoyed with Tarkowski. It was just a tussle on the floor and he tried to do some weird jiu jitsu thing on me, I don’t know what he was doing! I quite enjoy having a little fight with them and after game we were fine and shaking hands so it’s alright.”

After recently agreeing a new five-year deal with the club, the 27-year-old will now be looking forward to meeting up with the England squad on the back of receiving his first Three Lions call-up last week.

Souness issues Raphinha warning

Speaking ahead of this afternoon’s clash, Graeme Souness expressed his admiration for Raphinha, claiming that the ‘big clubs will be sniffing’ around him if he enjoys another good season.

He said: “Some of the big guys will be knocking on the door for him. Someone who can dribble and have you on the edge of your seat, he can do that and he can score goals.”

“A great age, our football as we know is different and he’s handled it easily. He’s extremely talented. He’s quick and understands the game, he delivers in every sense I think this time next season, another big season and the big clubs will be sniffing.”

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Klopp makes ‘intense’ Leeds claim

Another Liverpool icon who has been discussing Leeds this weekend is the Reds’ manager Jurgen Klopp. He watched his side maintain their unbeaten start to the season with a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Anfield in Saturday’s late kick-off.

While conducting his post-match interview, the German claimed that playing against the Whites will not be easy with most of his players expecting to represent their countries over the next couple of weeks.

“There’s no easy game, they’re [Liverpool players on international duty] all going away and they’re coming back maybe Wednesday or Thursday, and on Sunday we play Leeds United. That’s now one of the most intense games in the world of football because they run like madness.”

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