Danny Mills is over the moon for Patrick Bamford after the Leeds United striker marked his return to the Premier League with a goal against Liverpool.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the ex-England international hailed his former side’s “absolutely brilliant” attack against the Premier League champions on Saturday.
Bamford, 27, scored Leeds’ second as they impressed despite losing 4-3 to Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield.
There was question marks over whether the English striker would start with club-record signing Rodrigo Moreno fit and available for selection by Marcelo Bielsa.
It was Bamford’s second Premier League goal in 28 top flight appearances having played in the competition with previous clubs Middlesborough, Crystal Palace, Norwich and Burnley.
When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the 27-year-old’s performance, Mills said: “I thought he would would keep the faith and start Bamford.
“He worked incredibly hard and we know that he is going to do that. The goal that he scored was very, very good. I was delighted for him because might have even scored one before that.
“Leeds put Liverpool under immense pressure. They did to Liverpool what Liverpool do to most other teams. They were relentless. They forced Liverpool into mistakes. To score three goals away from home is absolutely brilliant.”
Speaking after the loss, Bamford said: “We showed a lot of character to keep coming back when we went behind. We showed that we can compete with the best of the best.
“I should’ve scored before, but it’s always nice for a striker to get off the mark straight away. I should’ve hit the first one instead of taking it round Alisson, so I’m kicking myself for not getting two.”