Kemar Roofe admits he knew his shot was hitting post v Liverpool

Leeds' Kemar Roofe reacts after hitting the post

However, the Leeds United star then thought the ball would end up in the back of the net.

Leeds United took on Liverpool in the EFL Cup quarter-finals last night. They were not given much of a chance at Anfield prior to kick-off but they more than held their own and will have felt hard done-by not to get the win.

In the end, their poor finishing cost them.

Leeds' Kemar Roofe shoots at goalLeeds' Kemar Roofe shoots at goal

Hadi Sacko missed two great opportunities whilst Souleymane Doukara and Kyle Bartley also had chances.

But the best chance of the game fell to Kemar Roofe. After Kalvin Phillips had dispossessed Kevin Stewart on the edge of Liverpool’s penalty area the forward curled an excellent shot over the head of Liverpool stopper Simon Mignolet.

Unfortunately for Leeds, the ball hit the post and came out of play harmlessly.

Leeds' Kemar Roofe reacts after hitting the postLeeds' Kemar Roofe reacts after hitting the post

Speaking to BBC Leeds after the game Roofe admitted he knew the ball would hit the post, but he thought it would still find its way into the back of the net.

He stated:

“We could have found the momentum, strength and positivity if that goal had gone in.

“I knew it was going to hit the post but I thought it would hit the post and go in!”

Liverpool's Oviemuno Ejaria in action with Leeds' Kemar RoofeLiverpool's Oviemuno Ejaria in action with Leeds' Kemar Roofe

Roofe is still looking for his first goal as a Leeds United player but has put in some excellent performances in recent weeks to justify his selection.

The way he is performing is a matter of when, not it, Roofe ends his Leeds United goal drought.

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