By Amir Mir

Garry Monk urged Leeds to turn their focus to Aston Villa after they were knocked out of the EFL Cup by Liverpool on Tuesday night.

The Yorkshire club conceded two late goals at Anfield as Divock Origi and 17-year-old Ben Woodburn saw their run in the League Cup end at the quarter-final stage.

Monk’s men were without key defender Pontus Jansson who had to miss the match through illness, but the Championship side still put in a good display against the Premier League big boys.

Kemar Roofe and Hadi Sacko spurned good opportunities as the home side found the net after 76 minutes, before Woodburn made sure the victory was sealed when he scored five minutes later.

Former Premier League manager Monk was upbeat on his personal Twitter account, despite the defeat.

The Whites currently occupy a play-off spot in the Championship as they welcome a resurgent Aston Villa to Elland Road on Saturday evening.

Leeds have recorded 29 points from 18 games and are hoping to gain promotion to the top flight for the first time in 12 years.

Meanwhile, Villa are unbeaten in their last six fixtures under Steve Bruce, with the Midlands outfit just four points off their weekend opponents.

In other Leeds team news, Kemar Roofe described his goal scoring drought as a curse following the Liverpool defeat.