“The fans are excited about this game, as are we of course. We haven’t had a midweek game this week, so the anticipation for the next game increases and it’s a derby game against a massive rival.
“It’ll be a really tough game but we’ll be preparing well for it this week.”
The Reds will be keen for a repeat of the first meeting of the season with Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
We ran out 6-2 winners on that occasion and were two goals to the good after just three minutes, thanks to Scott McTominay’s brace.
Despite the convincing scoreline, Fred knows that Leeds can be tricky customers, as their solid showing during this season’s Premier League – after 16 years outside of the top-flight – shows. The Whites beat leaders Manchester City only two weeks ago and have taken points from Chelsea and Liverpool recently, too.