Danny Mills criticises Leeds United goalkeeper Marco Silvestri

Leeds United's Marco Silvestri saves from Norwich City's Alex Pritchard during the penalty shoot out

Former Leeds star Danny Mills felt Silvestri could have done better for Liverpool opener.

Former England international Danny Mills has told The BBC he felt Leeds United's Marco Silvestri could have done better for Liverpool's opening goal.

Liverpool beat Leeds 2-0 at Anfield in their EFL Cup quarter-final, scoring two late goals through Divock Origi and young forward Ben Woodburn.

Leeds' Marco Silvestri looks dejected after Liverpool's Divock Origi scores their first goalLeeds' Marco Silvestri looks dejected after Liverpool's Divock Origi scores their first goal

Ex-Leeds ace Mills believes Origi's game changing opener was avoidable, and the static Silvestri could have come out to meet Trent Alexander-Arnold's dangerous cross.

He told BBC Sport: "It was a really good whipped cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ayling got caught out of position and Origi nicked in behind. Silvestri stopped, but I think he was in a good position to come and get that one. He should have gambled."

Silvestri will likely replay the moment over and over as he dissects the goal, but from a Liverpool perspective it was very well taken by Origi.

Leeds boss Garry Monk had picked Silvestri as reward for his efforts in the previous round when he won his side the game in the penalty shootout against Norwich City.

First choice goalkeeper Robert Green was left on the bench and is likely to return for the weekend game against Aston Villa, but as he showed in the recent fixture against Newcastle, he is prone to big game errors himself.

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