Leeds United will beat Liverpool tonight after the “absolutely crazy” developments surrounding the European Super League.
That is according to ex-Leeds goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider ahead of the clash at Elland Road.
Liverpool have been one of the loudest voices in advocating reformed European competition, ultimately leading to the creation of the breakaway league.
The move has been almost universally derided by Liverpool fans and football supporters at large.
Leeds can move to within four points of Liverpool with a win and are riding the crest of a wave after a stunning 2-1 win over Man City last Saturday.
Kenny insists that Leeds’ form and the added pressure of Liverpool being the villain of the piece will be too much for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “I’ve got Leeds down to win. I really fancy them tonight.
“Liverpool have been really poor recently. They’ve gone out of Europe and only managed to beat Villa in the last minute.
“Leeds have won three on the trot now and beat Man City away. I fancy them to turn them over.
“The pressure is a big part of that. With all this coming out about the Super League, that adds more pressure.
“It’s an absolutely crazy situation what they are wanting to do. I’m pretty sure a lot more people will be behind Leeds tonight because of that.”
Marcelo Bielsa’s side fell to a 4-3 defeat in an opening day thriller in the reverse fixture.
Liverpool will move into the top four with a victory tonight, though the fate of the Champions League is unclear amid recent developments.