Liverpool should give champions Leeds United a guard of honour at Anfield
25 Aug 2020 09:09 am, by YorkshireSquare
Liverpool fans are famous for their knowledge of the game and respect of good sides. In the 1968-69 season they were Leeds United’s main rivals at the top of the Football League table. When the two sides faced each other in Merseyside on Monday 28th April 1969 Leeds needed just one point to make certain of winning the title. In front of a packed Anfield the Reds threw everything except the kitchen sink, but Leeds who soaked up the pressure and at the final whistle, having secured the draw were the worthy Champions of the Football League. An achievement that was given the seal of approval from an incredible 25,000 people in the Kop end who generously applauded the Leeds United players.
On 12th September this year the two teams will again face each other at Anfield, this time both as champions of their respective leagues last season. Liverpool as Premier League 2019-2020 winners and Leeds United as 2019-2020 Champions of the Football League, the same trophy that they claimed for the first time at Anfield back in 1969. Given the rich and deep tradition of the 132-year-old Football League, the oldest league competition in the world, compared to the relatively young upstart that is the Premier League at only 28 years old it feels only right that Jürgen Klopp’s side should give Leeds United a guard of honour as the true Champions of England.
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