'Annoyed with myself': Leeds United man says he should have done more against Liverpool

Brian Heffernan April 20, 2021
'Annoyed with myself': Leeds United man says he should have done more against Liverpool
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Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford wasn’t happy with his performance against Liverpool last night and says he should have scored, speaking to Sky Sports.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side needed a last-gasp goal by centre-back Diego Llorente to rescue a point at Elland Road.

Bamford was uncharacteristically quiet against the Reds and left the match frustrated by his performance.

However, the 27-year-old has scored 14 Premier League goals this season and has seven assists to his name.

So poor performances have been as rare as hens’ teeth, which may explain Bamford’s frustration.

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Bamford: ‘We should have won’

Bamford was honest about his performance speaking to Sky Sports after the match.

He said: “I felt like we should have won. We had the chances. 

“I am frustrated, to be honest, but a point against Liverpool is a good point for us. (However) I am annoyed with myself that I haven’t scored tonight.”

The Leeds forward had plenty of chances to score against the Reds, even hitting the woodwork.

Bamford had the joint-most shots in the match (five) alongside Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino. However, only one of the Englishman’s attempts hit the target.

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Bielsa facing another tough task

Leeds United’s fixture list doesn’t get any easier as they host arch rivals Manchester United on Sunday (2pm).

The Peacocks haven’t had much success against the Red Devils for some time. Leeds have only won and drawn once in the past six meetings between the clubs.

And, of Man United’s four wins, many of the victories have been by wide margins. In the last three clashes between the rivals in all competitions, the sides have scored a combined 15 goals.

So there could be plenty of goals on Sunday. If Bamford notches a few to give Leeds victory, the fans will forgive him for any misses last night.

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Brian Heffernan is head of recruitment at Horsham FC. He has also scouted for League Two and Danish clubs and worked freelance in the Russian Premier League. Brian’s work includes trialling and signing players and creating detailed opposition dossiers for first-team managers. He’s also a sports journalist specialising in football.