Jurgen Klopp has already given Leeds United 'really interesting' Red Bull verdict

Much has been spoken and written about Red Bull buying a minority stake in Leeds United this week. It is an eye-catching deal and Whites chairman Paraag Marathe has described the partnership as a "historic milestone" for the club.

The energy drink brand invested in United just days after the club missed out on promotion in the Championship play-off final. The Whites have stated the multi-year agreement will "bring in new commercial revenues as well as additional capital investment" and will come into affect at the start of the 2024/25 season.

Red Bull, who will be United's front of shirt sponsor, own a host of football clubs around the world, including RB Leipzig in Germany's Bundesliga, Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg and MLS side New York Red Bulls as well as Red Bull Bragantino in Brazil. Their have also invested in ice hockey, extreme sports, motorsports and two Formula 1 teams.

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For Premier League heavyweights Liverpool, there will be intrigue in United's Red Bull arrangement. The Merseyside club have struck up something of an unofficial link with two of their other clubs, RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg, in recent years. Naby Keita, brahima Konate, Sadio Mane and Takumi Minamino all headed to Anfield via the Red Bull network at some stage or another while Jurgen Klopp's former assistant, Pep Lijnders, has also just taken over the managerial role at Red Bull Salzburg.

The Reds travelled to both Leipzig and Salzburg to play pre-season friendlies ahead of the 2022/23 season. Speaking ahead of the warm-up fixture in Austria, former Liverpool boss Klopp said to LFCTV: "What Red Bull is doing is a really interesting project, I have to say. The team is incredibly young but incredibly skilled.

“Again, they kind of change every year, they sell players but still a good team. It’s really interesting what they are doing. The football philosophy is not too far away from ours as well.

"So it will be intense, it will be high press everywhere, it will be counter-press, we have to find solutions and that’s why we are here."

Some United supporters have voiced their concern over the Red Bull deal as the "really interesting project" makes its way to Elland Road, albeit in a smaller, more limited capacity. The Whites insist their name and logo will remain unchanged, unlike other clubs in their portfolio such as RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg.