Photo emerges on Twitter of Wigan's Luke Garbutt watching boyhood club Leeds at Anfield

Wigan's Luke Garbutt shoots at goal

Everton-owned defender Luke Garbutt was spotted watching boyhood club Leeds United this week.

Images have surfaced on Twitter of Wigan Athletic defender Luke Garbutt with Leeds United fans at the EFL Cup clash against Liverpool.

The Whites travelled to Anfield on Tuesday evening for their EFL Cup quarter-final clash with the Reds, and put up a great fight against Jurgen Klopp's side.

Wigan's Luke Garbutt shoots at goalWigan's Luke Garbutt in action

After great chances for Leeds duo Hadi Sacko and Kemar Roofe, Liverpool eventually broke Garry Monk's side down, with Divock Origi and Ben Woodburn notching late goals to hand the Reds a 2-0 win.

Leeds were excellent at Anfield, and proved just how much they have improved under Monk with their display – and it seems that a rival Championship defender was in the crowd to see the game.

As posted on Twitter by Leeds fan @AlexMearns7, Wigan Athletic defender Luke Garbutt – currently on loan from Everton – was in amongst the Leeds fans at Anfield to watch his former club in action.

Garbutt, born in nearby Harrogate, joined Leeds as a schoolboy back in 2001, and spent eight years with the club before leaving for Everton in 2009 – but he did confirm on Twitter in 2012 that he grew up supporting Leeds, explaining his presence at Anfield.

Luke Garbutt in action against LeedsLuke Garbutt in action against Leeds

Now loaned out by Everton to Wigan until January, Garbutt – who featured in Monday's 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town – returned to Merseyside to watch his former club Leeds take on Liverpool.

Intriguingly, The Mirror recently reported that Everton are interested in signing Leeds left back Charlie Taylor, and one possible idea is for Leeds to take Garbutt in a part-exchange deal, offering Garbutt first-team football at his boyhood club if Everton do make a move for Taylor next month.

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