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The youngster’s big moment, Plan C and the story of Leeds United singing – Liverpool off-camera moments

After seeing Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites beaten 6-0 by Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, YEP’s Lee Sobot takes a look at some off-camera moments as well as who had a particularly bad day and everyone who had a bad day. good day for Los Blancos.

It’s clinging to straws to suggest anyone in the Leeds contingent could have had a good day when a contest ended in a 6-0 cover-up, but 19-year-old striker Joe Gelhardt was given at least half an hour off the bench – and against the team he supports.

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THREAT: Liverpool’s January signing Luis Diaz, left, who caused a lot of trouble for Luke Ayling, right, and Leeds United in Wednesday night’s 6-0 pounding at Anfield. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images.

It’s no surprise there’s been a continued clamor for ‘Joffy’ to be given more minutes, especially after coming on as an unused substitute in the 3-0 defeat at Everton in which Tyler Roberts was introduced instead as the next striker option from the bench.

Roberts was again introduced first at Anfield as one of two half-time substitutes besides Jamie Shackleton, but Gelhardt finally came on 16 minutes later and quickly made an impact by creating a couple of chances before Liverpool regain momentum to score three more.

The bar set by Leeds wasn’t exactly high, but Gelhardt has once again announced his claims to a bigger role and already looks worth starting given the combination of his obvious talent and the way United are doing. currently manages without Patrick Bamford.

When it’s good it’s great, but when it goes bad it can be a disaster and Leeds were just too open against a creeping Reds side who were always likely to fill their boots if United couldn’t execute their plan Perfectly.

Bielsa’s plan B is always to improve on plan A, but Leeds continually gave away the ball and were just too open against such a dangerous side who could and should have had double figures.

Results and performances such as last season’s incredible success at Manchester City cannot be forgotten but United’s injuries are a different ballgame this time around and moreover there has been regression and not a progression in their football.

Wednesday’s clash at Anfield always looked extremely dangerous from Leeds’ perspective and that’s exactly how it turned out.

On this occasion at least, it is very difficult not to think that a different approach would have been better. A plan C of sorts.

Wednesday’s game turned out to be an absolute draw on the pitch, but that was not the case in the stands and the away United fans were undoubtedly the white man of the game.

Sadly, it produced no points, but the Leeds contingent kept singing and supporting their side all night, even in the face of a 6-0 thrashing.

Even before the match kicked off, their two raucous interruptions to Liverpool’s You’ll Never Walk Alone anthem with chants of We Are Leeds and Marching On Together were highlights, as was their response when the shot from Raphinha was saved by Alisson in the 66th minute.

The effort represented United’s first of two goal attempts and was greeted with a chant of “du du du du, shot on target” to the same tune as Patrick Bamford’s chant.

Later, former Whites star James Milner was then serenaded with a ‘you’re Leeds and you know it’ chant as he warmed up before coming on as a substitute in the 77th minute.

But the evening clearly belonged to title-seeking Liverpool who could well win the league and the Reds have another very classy player in the hands of Luis Diaz who has been superb, particularly in the first half.

It should also be remembered that Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino were injured and Klopp’s joy at the end was evident, with the German dealing the Kop to seven punches as the United players raced away into the tunnel.

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