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David Seaman tells Javi Gracia perfect Liverpool plan amid Crystal Palace 'torture' admission

Former Leeds United goalkeeper David Seaman believes that Leeds United shouldn't 'sit back' and should attack Liverpool from the first minute ahead of their clash on Monday night.

The Whites are trying to do the league double over Jurgen Klopp's side for the first time since 2001, having been the only team to beat them at Anfield this season.

But Seaman has warned Leeds boss Javi Gracia that his side could struggle if the Reds carry their form over from their 2-2 draw against Arsenal last weekend.

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"It's at Elland Road, right? That gives us a bit of a chance," Seaman admitted on his Seaman Says podcast earlier this week. "That's the thing with Leeds, one minute we're 14th and we're out of it, the next we're right back in it.

"It'll be tough against Liverpool. Would I take a draw? Yeah. I'd take a point, and if Liverpool play anything like they did in the second half against Arsenal, Leeds are going to struggle.

"The thing with Liverpool is that you never know what you're going to get. I think at the moment, every team that plays against Liverpool feels like they've got a chance.

"They don't know what Liverpool will turn up. I still think Leeds should go for it and attack instead of not sit back, especially in front of their own fans. Elland Road wouldn't accept that at all."

With how tight the battle for Premier League survival is now, the ex-Leeds man is also anxious about the prospect of dropping back down into the Championship - although he believes Leeds have what it takes to stay up.

"I'm still worried [about relegation] if I'm honest. But, I think there's teams below us that will struggle even more to get points than Leeds will.

"It seemed like in the first 20 minutes against Palace, we could've got something but then it was like every time Palace had a chance, they scored. Then I turned it off at 3-1. Too much torture that was."


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