Diego Llorente scored a late equaliser for Leeds in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool as fans protested outside the ground over the European Super League proposal.
Liverpool fans have reacted angrily to the news that their club could be involved in a breakaway European competition with Jurgen Klopp admitting he understood their grievances before kick-off. He said that Liverpool’s focus wouldn’t be affected and his team delivered on that notion in the first half, pinning Leeds back for large parts and opening the scoring through Sadio Mane (31) after a forceful run and assist from Trent Alexander-Arnold.
However, some lacklustre finishing always left the door open for Leeds, who improved as the game wore on and Llorente headed home his first goal for the club (87).
The result leaves Liverpool outside the top four in sixth place with six games remaining while Marcelo Bielsa’s side are finishing the season strongly and are now unbeaten in five games.
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Next up for Leeds are Manchester United next Sunday, a game live on Sky Sports (2pm kick-off). Liverpool welcome Newcastle to Anfield on Saturday lunchtime (12.30pm kick-off).