By Will Butcher
Pep Clotet has given Leeds fans a rating of 10 out of 10 for their passionate support during Tuesday night’s League Cup defeat to Liverpool.
Goals from Liverpool strikers Divock Origi and Ben Woodburn helped the Merseyside giants to a 2-0 victory in the quarter final clash and secure a place in the last four of the competition.
Elland Road assistant manager Clotet thanked fans on his personal Twitter account for their support, as well as revealing his pride at Leeds’ performance.
“We gave our all tonight and have to be proud of our performance,” Clotet said. “A 10 out of 10 for our supporters. Thank you so much.”
— Pep Clotet (@pepclotet) November 29, 2016
Leeds fans were in fine voice at Anfield, as they repeatedly came together to sing the club’s anthem of ‘Marching on Together’ throughout the cup tie.
There was also moments of humour involving the two sets of supporters, including when they joined together to sing, ‘Stand up if you hate Man U’.
Despite trying to give their side a boost, Leeds were finally pushed aside by Jurgen Klopp’s Merseyside giants as Origi met a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross before Woodburn emphatically finished late on.
Leeds had scared their Premier league opposition with the score still at 0-0, as £3million summer signing Kemar Roofe was denied his first Leeds goal by Simon Mignolet’s post.
Hadi Sacko and Kyle Bartley also had chances throughout the match, but were unable to find the back of the net.
Leeds next face Aston Villa in Saturday’s tea-time kick-off at Elland Road, as they play their fourth consecutive fixtures in front of the television cameras.
A win for Clotet and the rest of the Leeds squad could see them climb to fourth in the Championship table.
Liverpool join Mike Phelan’s Hull City in the semi finals of the cup, after the Tigers knocked out Newcastle on penalties at the KCOM Stadium.