By Will Butcher
Kemar Roofe has described his drought in front of goal as a “curse”, as he the search goes on for his first Leeds strike.
The 23-year-old is yet to find the back of the net for the Yorkshire giants following his £3million summer move from Oxford United and his agony continued on Tuesday night.
The versatile attacker posted a humorous message on his personal Twitter account, after striking Simon Mignolet’s post during the 2-0 EFL Cup loss to Liverpool.
“Can someone please release me from this goalscoring curse?” Roofe said, adding the hashtag #prayforroofe.
With the score still at 0-0 at Anfield in Tuesday’s quarter-final clash, Roofe curled a superb effort from the edge of the Liverpool penalty area over the head of Belgium international Mignolet only for the ball to cannon back off the post.
The West Brom youth player has now gone 22 league and cup encounters without scoring a goal for Garry Monk’s side, in spark contrast to his form in front of goal last season.
Playing in the number 10 role for Oxford, Roofe struck 26 times in 49 games for Oxford as they secured promotion to the third tier of English football.
Roofe’s bad luck continued, as Leeds were knocked out of the EFL Cup. They next face Aston Villa on Saturday, as they play in front of the television cameras for the fourth consecutive match.
They could climb as high as fourth with three points against Steve Bruce’s side, but face an uphill task as the Midlands giants are unbeaten in seven games.
In other Leeds news, fans reacted on Twitter to Roofe’s display against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.