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Garry Monk pinpoints the only thing lacking from Leeds United's performance against Liverpool

Leeds United manager Garry Monk

Leeds United were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool at Anfield in the EFL Cup yesterday evening.

Garry Monk has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that the only thing that Leeds United were lacking against Liverpool was a cutting edge.

Leeds lost 2-0 against the Reds at Anfield in the EFL Cup last night, but they matched the Premier League side for much of the match.

The Whites were excellent throughout the contest, with Kemar Roofe going within an inch of giving Monk’s side the lead.

Leeds manager Garry Monk

However, Leeds were made to pay for missing chances, as Liverpool scored twice late on to progress to the semi-finals.

Despite the defeat, Monk was proud of his players, and suggested that they had perfectly implemented his tactic.

“I asked the players to play a different way and we followed it all to a ‘t’,” Monk said. “The only thing lacking was us not taking quite a few opportunities.

Garry Monk manager of Leeds United

“We had the best chances in the game. All we needed was a bit more composure and better decision-making and we’d have had a couple of goals. I’m not going too criticise my team. They were magnificent.”

Liverpool scored their first goal in the contest when Divock Origi hit the back of the net, before Ben Woodburn scored a second late on.

Leeds could not find their way back into the match, but their supporters still gave them a huge ovation at the end of the contest.

Leeds are next in action at the weekend, when they take on Aston Villa at Elland Road.

Leeds manager Garry Monk

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