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Leeds’ Barry Douglas Says Opening Day Is ‘Good Day’ To Play Liverpool

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Whatever you say, dude.

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We’ve known for some time now that Liverpool will open the season on September 12th against Leeds United. A team that’s been promoted to the Premier League with much fanfare. Maybe some of that hype has gotten to the heads of their players, particularly defender Barry Douglas.

“I think that, also it makes it feel a bit of reality as well, when you see the fixtures, when you see the, Leeds drawn against Liverpool, it is like, okay this is real now.” Douglas told LUTV.

“It is business time to look forward to that and what a game to start against the champions of last year.

“So, what better way to test ourselves against the very best?

“It is probably a good time to get them at Anfield before they get fully going, hopefully.

“But now we are just excited and we are looking forward to competing, just being a part of it.

“We’re also going to enjoy the experience as well.”

This is the second straight season that Liverpool will kickoff the season with a newly promoted team.