Jurgen Klopp reveals the team he supports in the Championship

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Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to guide Liverpool to the EFL Cup semi-final tonight as they play host to Championship outfit Leeds United.

The Reds head into the game in fine spirits after racking up five victories from their last six fixtures in all competitions.  

Leeds United, on the other hand, are also enjoying a strong run themselves and, after overcoming Rotherham in their last fixture, sit in fifth position in the Championship.

But will they be able to cause an upset at Anfield?

Well, Liverpool will be without talisman Philippe Coutinho who has been ruled out of action for up to six weeks.

Coutinho, 24, suffered ankle ligament damage after going into a 50/50 ball with Sunderland’s Didier Ndong on Saturday. 

Quarter-final clash 

And, with 5,300 Leeds supporters set to watch their side go head-to-head with the Reds, they will believe that they can make history. 

Klopp will be well aware, then, that he can't take Garry Monk's side for granted and will no doubt play a strong side. 

And the German coach, as you can see in the tweet below, has admitted that Leeds are one of the great teams in England. 

Championship fan

Writing in the Liverpool programme before the showdown, Klopp has also revealed which Championship club he supports.

He may well have declared that Leeds are one of England's biggest clubs, but he's a fan of a different side in Yorkshire. 

Indeed, the ex-Borussia Dortmund man is a supporter of Huddersfield Town who currently sit one place behind Leeds in the Championship table on goal difference. 

It's not exactly a great surprise as Klopp's best friend, David Wagner, manages the club. Wagner, of course, was appointed manager of Borussia Dortmund II while Klopp was in charge of the first-team. 

Huddersfield have endured a tricky time of late after a fine start to the season, but they are still well in contention for a play-off place this term. 

Anyway, you can see exactly what Klopp has written in the match-day programme here: 

Do you think Klopp will win a trophy for Liverpool this season? Have your say below! 

Steven Gerrard
Premier League

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