Stan Collymore has claimed that Leeds United could “quite easily” be the surprise package in the 20/21 Premier League season.

The Whites return to the top-flight for the first time in 16 years on Saturday, when they travel to take on Liverpool at Anfield.

Collymore believes the less-hectic schedule will only benefit Leeds and especially their younger players with there being eight fewer league games.

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The controversial figure admitted that Leeds could need more support and even another striker to help Rodrigo and Patrick Bamford.

“Leeds could quite easily be a success next season,” he wrote on Twitter.

“A manic manager who has them beyond Championship fitness levels could find the Premier League an easier toll on the youngsters especially. Add great support, a new focal point up top and I wouldn’t be surprised.”

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Many Leeds players have already come out and admitted that they would love to replicate Sheffield United’s efforts from last season.

Captain Liam Cooper has already responded and made sure that his squad aren’t getting ahead of themselves, claiming he would take 17th place if it was offered right now – survival is key.

Leeds must go out and do the business though, and Marcelo Bielsa will be making sure his team take it one match at a time.

First up is Liverpool, and it doesn’t get harder than that. The Whites are currently around 9/1 to win in Merseyside, with the Reds strong favourites at 2/7.

As for the final third, Leeds aren’t interested in another centre-forward as it stands, with Rodrigo turning up to Thorp Arch on Monday.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites agree new £1.3million+ construction deal for Elland Road upgrades

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