By Editor Wayne Veysey
Football Insider rates the Leeds players in their 2-0 defeat against Liverpool in Tuesday’s League Cup quarter-final clash at Anfield
Marco Silvestri 7 – Made a fine first-half save from Wijnaldum and commanded his penalty area. Could do little to keep out the two goals.
Gaetano Berardi 6 – Defended solidly and used the ball sensibly.
Kyle Bartley 7 – Showed no signs of tiredness in his 22nd start of the season, out of Leeds’ 23 games. Gave everything and kept Origi quiet for most of the match.
Liam Cooper 6 – Handed a second consecutive start due to Pontus Jansson’s illness and looked quite comfortable before being withdrawn at half-time.
Charlie Taylor 7 – Did an excellent job of subduing Liverpool dangerman Sadio Mane and also used the ball effectively.
Eunan O’Kane 6 – The boyhood Liverpool fan looked assured in midfield before suffering injury heartache and limped off after 28 minutes.
Ronaldo Vieira 8 – The academy product looked totally at home in elite company and delivered a performance that again demonstrated his immense potential. The Leeds start of the show.
Kemar Roofe 7 – His pace and mobility caused huge problems to Liverpool back line. So unfortunate that his superb long-range curler after 52 minutes cannoned off the post and did not result in his first Leeds goal.
Stuart Dallas 6 – Put in a few good balls from set-pieces, but his team-mates were unable to take advantage. Withdrawn midway through the second half.
Hadi Sacko 7 – His pace caused problems to the home side and he came close to scoring on two occasions but was unable to keep his composure.
Souleymane Doukara 5 – Given the nod ahead of Marcus Antonsson to lead the line in place of the rested Chris Wood. Worked hard but lacked the quality to break down the Liverpool defence.
Kalvin Phillips (for O’Kane 28mins) – 6
Luke Ayling (for Cooper 45mins) – 5
Chris Wood (for Dallas 62 mins) – 6