Garry Monk and Pep Clotet send messages to Leeds fans after 2-0 loss

Leeds United manager Garry Monk

Leeds management team comment after Liverpool loss.

Leeds United put in a valiant effort last night at Anfield as they gave Liverpool a scare in the EFL Cup quarter final.

The Whites went into the game as underdogs and left top scorer Chris Wood on the bench, but came closest to breaking the deadlock during the first hour of the contest.

Kemar Roofe hit the post at 0-0 with Hadi Sacko also spurning an early chance, but the Championship side were ultimately undone by two late Liverpool goals.

Belgian international Divock Origi and youngster Ben Woodburn scored the goals which sent the Reds into the semi-finals.

Leeds United manager Garry MonkLeeds United manager Garry Monk

Leeds boss Garry Monk and assistant coach Pep Clotet both sent messages to supporters after the game to thank them for the support and praise the efforts of the team.

Leeds' next game is another match arguably better suited to the Premier League, when they take on Aston Villa.

Villa have been resurgent in recent weeks under Steve Bruce, and by Monk resting Chris Wood for this fixture, showed that the Championship clash is the one he was really prioritising.

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