Noel Whelan expects the Leeds United Premier League campaign to begin in a very different way than last season when they were crowned Championship champions.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds forward and boyhood fan delivered his verdict as the club’s first Premier League fixtures for 16 years were revealed.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men begin the campaign with a visit to Anfield where they’ll face Liverpool on September 12th.
The game will see the Championship champions test themselves against Premier League champions.
And Whelan is expecting a tough game for his former side.
Asked by Football Insider about the club’s opening fixture, Whelan said: “Personally I would’ve liked a club that was mid-table just to bed ourselves in.