'Class act': Luke Ayling praises Leeds teammate on Instagram after Liverpool draw
Luke Ayling has lauded Diego Llorente as he took to Instagram to comment on Leeds United’s draw with Liverpool at Elland Road on Monday.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side produced another hugely impressive display to earn a point against the champions.
Leeds recovered after seemingly struggling for much of the first-half. They were punished as the visitors took the lead through Sadio Mane.
But the Whites stepped up their game after the break. Patrick Bamford, Jack Harrison and Tyler Roberts may all feel that they should have scored after having some great chances.
But those missed opportunities just set the stage for Llorente to come to Leeds’s rescue as stoppage-time loomed.
The Spaniard headed home Harrison’s corner for the equaliser. It was his first goal for the club. And it was clear just how happy the rest of the team were for the centre-back as they celebrated.
It was arguably fitting that it was Llorente – who earns £22,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – who scored. He was superb over the course of the evening, winning a number of challenges and reading the game superbly at times.
Meanwhile, no player on either side completed more passes than Llorente (via Whoscored).
So it is probably little surprise that Ayling decided to pick out the summer signing for a special mention as he commented on the draw on social media…