Leeds 1-1 Liverpool: Leeds United Twitter admin calls Liverpool "European Super League side Merseyside Reds" after Diego Llorente scored a late equali
Leeds United Twitter admin calls Liverpool "European Super League side Merseyside Reds" after Diego Llorente scored a late equaliser to draw in the Premier League.
The Reds are part of the 12 clubs who agreed to the breakaway European Super League.
The new tournament is to "commence as soon as practicable". But UEFA has said it could ban the clubs involved in European competition for their betrayal.
There was a protest by Leeds United fans outside Elland Road before the match in which a Liverpool shirt was burned and a plane flew over the stadium showing a message that is against the Super League.
A plane with a ‘Say no to Super League” banner flies over Elland Road. pic.twitter.com/E4NT3i5I6B— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) April 19, 2021
Leeds players also wore T-shirts displaying "Earn it" with a champions league logo in front and "Football is for the fans" at the back.
🔟 minutes to go! pic.twitter.com/igpnzHZwjg— Leeds United (@LUFC) April 19, 2021
There was also a banner with the same message behind one of the goalposts.
Leeds also put some shirts in Liverpool's dressing room, in case they wanted to protest but Jurgen Klopp was angry at them and said he does not like the idea of the European Super League but he and his players can't do anything about it.
Liverpool looked sharper and dominated the first half, Diogo Jota's brilliant pass found Alexander-Arnold who squared to Sadio Mane for an easy tap in after Illan Meslier was found in no man's land.
That was Mane's first Premier League goal in 10 games.
Leeds got better in the second half and Patrick Bamford hit the crossbar before Llorente scored his first goal for the club with a header to stop Liverpool from going into the Premier League top four.
After the match, Leeds United Twitter admin trolled Liverpool calling them the "Super League side Merseyside Reds" as some Leeds players also made their displeasure known with Twitter posts as well.
FULL TIME: #LUFC hold Super League side Merseyside Reds to a 1-1 draw after late Llorente equaliser— Leeds United (@LUFC) April 19, 2021
"It's a shame it's not like that with racism."- Patrick Bamford speaks about his thoughts on European Super League
🗣 "It's amazing the amount of opera that comes in to the game when somebody's pockets are getting hurt, it's a shame it's not like that with racism."— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 19, 2021
Patrick Bamford speaks openly about his thoughts on the prospect of a 'European Super League' pic.twitter.com/DolVMBBg7p
And the subs keep flying from other Leeds United players
Another big performance 💪🏻 it wasn’t easy... we earned it 👀💙💛 pic.twitter.com/4F9y3oyHTm— Illan Meslier (@MeslierIllan) April 19, 2021
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp speaking about the European Super League
🚨 | Jurgen Klopp speaks about the European Super League...— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 19, 2021
The #LFC manager explains his thoughts on the breakaway proposals and reveals him and his players were not consulted on the decision.
Watch #MNF live on Sky Sports Premier League now! pic.twitter.com/DLSXeT1Lze