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Tim Sherwood has claimed that Junior Firpo had a ’terrible’ time of it during Leeds United’s 3-0 defeat at Elland Road on Sunday, as he told Premier League Productions (12/09/21 at 6:45 pm).

Two of yesterday’s goals involved Leeds United’s new boy, who was getting a taste of this fixture for the first time in his career.

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For the opening goal, Firpo got drawn towards Mohamed Salah, but his quick-thinking and movement was too much for the 25-year-old because seconds later he was putting the ball into the back of the net. 

Then for Fabinho’s goal, after a scramble, the Leeds man didn’t do enough to clear the ball away from danger following a corner.

Sherwood thinks Jurgen Klopp’s side provided Firpo with a ‘torrid’ time yesterday and he ‘wishes he never got out of bed’.

“Firpo wishes he could turn back the clock,” said Sherwood. “He has had a terrible time and wishes he never got out of bed. 

“They give him a torrid time down that right-hand side and he (Salah) lured him in with that touch. He says ‘come and try to win this ball’ and as he did, he got the other side of him, hence why he was standing on the six-yard box.

“Alexander-Arnold squares it to him and he taps it into an empty net. It’s the preparation. It’s luring Firpo in. Firpo had a bad game, he is going to have better games than that, surely?

Sherwood added later on: “You see Firpo there. I know I am digging him out. He’s meant to be marking Fabinho (for the corner). He doesn’t know where he is going.” 

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The most worrying part for the Leeds fans is that they are still searching for their first win of the new season. 

Four games in, they have conceded 11 goals, hovering above the relegation zone and only Newcastle have conceded more. 

Well, both of them meet this Friday night and they are both searching for that confidence-boosting three points to get their supporters off their back because the heat is starting to crank up.

The issue for Marcelo Bielsa here is that his team are still conceding a lot of chances and seemingly need to score a few just to walk away with a point. 

If that continues then the obvious of second season syndrome is going to be thrown at them. 

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