How Liverpool's title win could provide the perfect promotion omen for Leeds United and Marcelo Bielsa

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Leeds United will be hoping that Liverpool's Premier League triumph provides a good omen.

Liverpool's title triumph could provide the perfect omen for Leeds United and Marcelo Bielsa ahead of this weekend's clash with promotion rivals Fulham.

Jurgen Klopp's men ended thirty years of domestic hurt on Thursday evening as Manchester City fell to defeat at Chelsea leaving the Reds with an unassailable lead at the top of the Premier League.

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Liverpool's last top flight league trophy - which came in 1990 - is also fondly remembered in West Yorkshire for being the year that Howard Wilkinson guided his Elland Road outfit to promotion from the second tier.

Current Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa is aiming to plot a similar course this season and with eight games to go holds a seven point advantage over this afternoon's opponents.

Scott Parker's Cottagers travel to LS11 with automatic promotion ambitions of their own, but victory would see United open up a 10-point gap between themselves and their West London counterparts as the run-in nears its climax.

Bielsa saw his side handed a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Cardiff City last weekend, and his side will get their first taste of behind-closed-doors football on home soil later today.

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The Argentine, though, admits he didn't see a lot of difference between last week's Championship and the one which was put on hold indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic in March.

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa. (Getty)Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa. (Getty)
Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa. (Getty)

Supporters will be hoping that is the case on Saturday, as Leeds aim to repeat history alongside the Reds.

"I can talk about the match we played," Bielsa said in his pre-match press conference.

"I didn't see a lot of big differences. The match we played was similar to a lot of matches we played before the break.

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"Our physical performance was high, possession was high, we defended very well, even with the two goals we conceded.

"During all the championship we didn't receive goals for mistakes we could have avoided, it is not normal that the opponent takes advantage of 100 per cent of their chances about our attacking play.

"We should have created more danger than the danger we created but what we did in attack was four more times than the chances the opponent had.

"We know we can improve, we've played a lot of similar matches to the last one and we have won, it was an opportunity that we didn't take."