Former Leeds players react on Twitter to Liverpool defeat, including Gary Kelly and Tony Dorigo

Leeds United huddle up before the match

Leeds United lost 2-0 to Liverpool in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night.

Former Leeds United players Andy Couzens, Gary Kelly and Tony Dorigo have taken to Twitter to react to the club's 2-0 EFL Cup defeat to Liverpool.

The Whites put up a great fight against Premier League title challengers Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday night, but were undone late on as Divock Origi and Ben Woodburn found the net to hand Liverpool a 2-0 win.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp shakes hands with Leeds United manager Garry MonkLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp shakes hands with Leeds United manager Garry Monk

Leeds did have their chances; Hadi Sacko could and arguably should have scored early on having been played through on goal by Stuart Dallas, but could only fire straight at Simon Mignolet, before Kemar Roofe rattled the woodwork in the second period.

After a valiant fight, Leeds ended up with an unlucky defeat, and the performance showed just how well-drilled and promising Leeds are under Garry Monk.

Leeds United huddle up before the matchLeeds United huddle up before the match

Whilst Monk's attention now turns back to the league, as Leeds take on Aston Villa this weekend, some former Leeds players took to Twitter after Tuesday's game to comment on the result and Leeds' performance.

Gary Kelly – a Leeds legend with more than 500 appearances for the club – suggested that it wasn't meant to be for Leeds at Anfield, but he's still proud of where the club are going under manager Monk.

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

Former defender Tony Dorigo was delighted to see Leeds play as a 'committed unit', and noted just how well organised Leeds are under Monk, and praised the 'brilliant support' from the travelling fans.

Finally, former midfielder Andy Couzens felt it was a 'decent performance' from Leeds, and thinks that if they play like that for the rest of the season, they'll be in the mix for promotion – and noted that this weekend's game against Villa is vital.

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