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Paul Robinson was impressed by Illan Meslier’s display as Leeds United won against Liverpool last week – but he’s refusing to get too carried away.

Meslier, 22, put in a man-of-the-match-worthy shift at Anfield on 29 October as Leeds beat Liverpool 2-1 to move out of the Premier League’s relegation zone.

According to WhoScored, the France Under-21 goalkeeper made nine saves against Jurgen Klopp’s side – a figure that hasn’t been beaten by a shot-stopper in the Premier League this season.

Robinson, however, has downplayed how good the saves actually were but believes the occasion and the stage on which Meslier made those saves made his performance a lot better.

“Meslier played well. It was one of his better games,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News about Meslier’s display last week.

I do think that the saves he made were saves you’d expect him to make and that’s why he’s there.

But he’s grown in his performance level, he’s grown in stature, he’s grown as a personality in the dressing room and when he plays like that at Anfield – yes, ok, you’d expect him to make those saves – but you have to put it into the context of where it was, who it was against, the stage he was playing on if anything else.

That makes his performance that much better.”

Meslier has played 85 times in the Premier League for Leeds despite his tender age.

Although he might not be in the France squad for the World Cup this winter, he is expected to play in the European Under-21s Championships next summer despite the fact he’ll be 23 by that point.

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