EFL Cup 2016/17: Liverpool 2-0 Leeds United - 5 Talking Points
#2 Leeds didn’t park the bus but managed to keep Liverpool quiet for very long
There has been a lot of talk in recent days about teams coming with a very defensive game against Liverpool after the team’s excellent start to the season. While it wasn’t the strongest XI named by Klopp, there was enough firepower in Liverpool’s attack to trouble any defence.
But the approach by the visiting Leeds side was very refreshing to watch. Not only did the team keep the hosts quiet for more than 75 mins in the game, they often threatened the Liverpool goal on multiple occasions.
From competing in the Champions League knockout stages in the early years of the 21st century to now languishing in the lower divisions of English football, the club has seen a huge decline. But the team managed by Garry Monk have showed promise of a revival in fortunes, and on the evidence of the performance in the game, they seem to be on the right track.