David Wagner has used his close friendship with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to good effect by taking his Huddersfield Town squad to the Reds' training base Melwood to prepare for this weekend's Yorkshire derby against Leeds United.

Huddersfield have come roaring out of the blocks at the start of the new Championship season and currently top the table, having taken 13 points from their opening five games.

The Terriers sent out a statement of intent in just their second game by going to Newcastle United and winning 2-1, while before the international break they edged out Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0.

Leeds are next and Wagner opted to take his players to Liverpool's Melwood training base for a chance of scenery and excellent facilities, with a behind closed doors friendly against the Premier League giants on the agenda.

Wagner bossed Borussia Dortmund II during Klopp's time at the Ruhr giants and was appointed Huddersfield boss in November last year; Klopp took his Liverpool team to play Huddersfield in a friendly this summer.


The 44-year-old, who played international football for the United States during his playing career as a striker, has quickly made his mark at the John Smith's Stadium.

Wagner's men play with the same intensity espoused by Klopp and could be promotion contenders in the Championship this season.

Victory at Elland Road against Leeds would further endear Wagner to the Huddersfield faithful.