Leeds outclassed by Liverpool

13 Sep 2021 08:05 am, by Ellandback1


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Leeds outclassed by Liverpool

Liverpool cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win at Elland Road yesterday afternoon as Leeds slipped to within one place of the drop zone. It wasn't so much the scoreline, though 3-0 is bad enough; it was the manner of the loss. The Whites looked a shadow of their former selves from six months ago, devoid of ideas, lacklustre and rudderless. Only poor finishing, and one eye on Europe, spared Leeds blushes from a hammering!

Goals in the 20th, 50th and the 92nd minute compiled Leeds misery as Bielsa's men slipped to within a point of 18th place Burnley who travel to Goodison Park this evening. As Leeds have conceded eleven times, to Burnley's five; the Clarets only need to draw to leapfrog them. An injury to Diego Llorente and straight red card to Pascal Struijk compiled Leeds further.





Will Bielsa appeal Struijk's ban?

Pascal Struijk faces a three game ban following his early bath yesterday. Whilst the vast majority of fans up and down the Country were perplexed at the sending off, Leeds face an uphill battle to get the decision reversed. The seriousness of the injury, whilst devastating, had more to do with Harvey Elliott landing awkwardly than Struijk's tackle. Elliott will undergo surgery in the coming days. I think we are all in agreement that Bielsa should appeal the decision, but do we think he will?





Are Leeds in trouble?

Four games in, Leeds are still searching for their first victory. Whilst that in itself isn't cause for despair, their performances are worrying. It seems the energy has been sapped out of the team, and they look like they have never played together before! Is it too early to press the panic button? Everyone said we were too good to go down in 2004, and look what happened! It was recently disclosed that Leeds wage bill this season is expected to exceed 100m this term. Last season it was £78m, and £46m during our Championship winning campaign!




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Orange Box wrote on 15 Sep 2021 03:47 pm

Cjay wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:08 am
It isnt negativity" it is genuine and very justified concern imo, results are one thing but when you arent performing that is a much bigger worry.
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Finnatic wrote on 15 Sep 2021 01:37 pm

danhirons wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:28 am Half way through the season and we're in the bottom three then maybe...after four games (and only defeats to teams in the top four!) no it isn't justified...
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1964white wrote on 15 Sep 2021 11:31 am

danhirons wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:55 am we're four games into the season (two against United and Liverpool) and already the negativity on here is unbearable...
Are you surprised Dan :o

We've only won one game v League 1 team Crewe.

We haven't looked like winning one of our PL games, battered in two of those matches.

Poor pre-season.

Performances way below last seasons standard.

Llorente, Koch, Forshaw injured already, Struijk suspended for three games.

We are totally reliant on Captain Cooper & Ayling as a CB pairing in our next three games.

Bamford not scoring for fun as he was last season.

Only moments of brilliance from our Brazilian star.

Only Phillips & Meslier are our consistent performers this season.

Firpo gives the impression that he is a worse defender than Alioski

danhirons wrote on 15 Sep 2021 11:28 am

Cjay wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:08 am Performances Dan.

Nobody expected to win those (although last season we showed we could at least be competitive and had a very good record against the so called big 6) but performances are the concern and what's making people really nervous imo.

And performances were a problem all pre season but we convinced ourselves that it was ok because it was about fitness and all would be well when the season started, that hasn't happened.

The performances are still really poor and including pre season that is double figures of games now without a genuinely good performance.

It isnt negativity" it is genuine and very justified concern imo, results are one thing but when you arent performing that is a much bigger worry.
It's still negativity after four games, regardless of the performances we're unbeaten outside of results against the top four. Nobody takes any notice of pre season because we usually play a mixed team of youth and senior players and players like KP weren't playing at all...

After four games, there's absolutely no need for this pathetic hysteria of "they're all championship players" etc.

Half way through the season and we're in the bottom three then maybe...after four games (and only defeats to teams in the top four!) no it isn't justified...

Cjay wrote on 15 Sep 2021 11:08 am

danhirons wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:55 am we're four games into the season (two against United and Liverpool) and already the negativity on here is unbearable...
Performances Dan.

Nobody expected to win those (although last season we showed we could at least be competitive and had a very good record against the so called big 6) but performances are the concern and what's making people really nervous imo.

And performances were a problem all pre season but we convinced ourselves that it was ok because it was about fitness and all would be well when the season started, that hasn't happened.

The performances are still really poor and including pre season that is double figures of games now without a genuinely good performance.

It isnt negativity" it is genuine and very justified concern imo, results are one thing but when you arent performing that is a much bigger worry.