Leeds United coach Marcelo Bielsa said his side were “defeated in almost all aspects of the game” when they suffered a 3-0 home loss to Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah, Fabinho and Sadio Mane were on target as the Reds crossed to victory on Elland RoadHowever, the game was overshadowed by a horror injury to Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott.
In a post-game press conference dominated by talks about the injury, Bielsa admitted the result was “fair”.
Elliott injury overshadows Leeds Liverpool championship class
“We were overwhelmed in almost every aspect of the game. We didn’t push ourselves and the result was fair, ”he said BBC game of the day.
“When he had the ball and lost, it was difficult for us not to admit any danger. In our attack balls they deserved to generate more chances for more danger. That explains what we saw on the pitch, an opponent who is superior to us.
“The way they wanted to play allowed their strikers to shine. My plans didn’t have the same effect. The nature of the game didn’t allow our strikers to be dangerous.
Commenting on Elliott’s injury, the Argentine said: “I am very sorry about what happened, I wish it hadn’t happened.
“It’s sad that this happens to every player. For a young player who plays at a high level, even more. I’m sure my player had no intention of harming him in any way.
“Maybe what happened after he found the ball caused the injury. The tackle was clear, but the acceleration in our player’s movement clearly caused it. He did not harm the enemy in any way. “
Talk to me too Sky Sports, said Bielsa: “We weren’t in charge of the game very often. They were superior to us in all respects. I do not know why. I need to know what the reasons are. When we lost the ball, they created danger. Of course, it worries me that we lost 3-0.
On Pascal Struijk’s red card for the challenge: “I am very sorry that the opponent was injured and I am 100% sure that our player had no bad intentions. I wish it hadn’t happened. “