Ahead of tonight's Carling Cup tie, the Liverpool manager said: "It a real surprise to me that they have fallen so far. I recall one of the first games I saw in England was between Leeds and Manchester United with Harry Kewell playing against Jaap Stam, that was not so long ago.
"It is a shock and disappointment for everyone to see Leeds in the position they are in now. I am aware that back in previous years, there was a big rivalry between Leeds and Liverpool.
"In those days the clubs met in cup finals, and Leeds have not forgotten those days."