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Leeds United: Fans hail Diego Llorente

Leeds United: Fans hail Diego Llorente - Leeds United

Leeds United thrashed Burnley 4-0 on Saturday lunchtime to strengthen their grip on a top-half finish in the Premier League.

Mateus Klich’s sumptuous strike on the stroke of half-time put Marcelo Bielsa’s men in front. Jack Harrison’s flick diverted Ezgjan Alioski’s effort past Bailey Peacock-Farrell to double their advantage after the interval.

Harrison then teed up substitute Rodrigo twice in the space of three minutes, with the Spaniard producing a pair of composed finishes.

Leeds have closed to within two points of ninth-placed of Arsenal and are four clear of Aston Villa behind them.

If they win their final two games – a trip to Southampton and a home meeting with already-relegated West Bromwich Albion – they will eclipse Wolves’ record for a Championship-winning side’s points tally in their first Premier League season after promotion.

Diego Llorente was one of the players who shone for the Whites at Turf Moor. The Spaniard, who formed a centre-back partnership with Pascal Strujik, earned a rating of 7.1 from Sofascore.

He came up with two clearances, two interceptions, one tackle and one block against the Clarets, along with winning four duels. Llorente played 43 accurate passes, including four long balls, as per Sofascore.

These Leeds fans gushed over his performance this afternoon, with one supporter hailing him as an “unbelievable footballer”.

Leeds fans delighted with Diego Llorente after Burnley rout

“Diego Llorente is top 3 CB in the league atm, I don’t care what anyone says”

Credit: @Lboxdonn

“If Diego Llorente is not on the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or I’ll be shocked. FACT.”

Credit: @Craigt_93

“I may be in love with Diego Llorente”

Credit: @Psych_Squirrel

“Diego Llorente has been some signing”

Credit: @Jairstone

“Diego Llorente quickly becoming my favourite player. So composed at centre back. Not had a player this good since Rio. Genuinely just want to get down to Elland Road to sing his name. Beautiful footballer.”

Credit: @WarriorLeeds

“Diego Llorente is an unbelievable footballer. Very tight between him and Raphinha for the signing of the season”

Credit: @philhayeveryday

“Diego Llorente is a serious, serious defender”

Credit: @GreggParkhill

In other news, a journalist for The Athletic offered a lowdown on the Bielsa talks.


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