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Paul Robinson thinks that Leeds have an “unbelievable opportunity” to take points off Liverpool on Saturday in what would be a shock result at Anfield.
It’s Leeds’ first game back in the Premier League for over 16 years and while it looks the toughest test possible on paper, Robinson believes it’s the perfect time to play Liverpool.
He said Leeds would be looking to “catch them off guard” in an empty Anfield.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “I think it’s an unbelievable opportunity to take points off Liverpool.
“You’re going to Anfield but it’s an empty Anfield and that’s a different proposition to a full Anfield.
“And going there on the first day of the season… Leeds will be hoping they can catch them cold or off guard. I think if you want to get a result at Anfield this is the best opportunity of the season to do it.
“There’s been an international break, Leeds have lost players too but not as many as Liverpool.
“Listen, if you catch Liverpool on the wrong day it will be very hard for Leeds. If Liverpool turn up it will be a very difficult afternoon.
“But going to an empty Anfield won’t be as nerve-wracking and the players will be a lot more relaxed. What bigger incentive for the Leeds players?
Jurgen Klopp has already been very complimentary about Bielsa and his Leeds side and said it would be a tough game on Saturday.
Leeds will be under less pressure than Liverpool but a draw or an away win at Anfield would send shock waves through the division early on.
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