Jamie Carragher has told Monday Night Football (broadcast on 19/4; 22:05) that he thinks that Patrick Bamford is a super player, insisting that he brings so much to Leeds United’s side even when he is not on the scoresheet.
Bamford was part of the Leeds side that drew 1-1 with Liverpool at Elland Road on Monday. It proved to be a frustrating night for the striker.
He had a handful of big chances during the game. The 27-year-old was played through during the first-half before Alisson shut the opportunity down. He also hit the bar after the break.
Nevertheless, Carragher felt that he deserved a lot of credit for his overall display against the champions.
“He’s the type of attacking player, if he doesn’t score, he’s still bringing so much to the game,” he told Monday Night Football. “He’s never going to lose his place if he goes four or five games without scoring because of what he brings.
“He’ll probably look at it, maybe think on another night, he would’ve scored, but he’s not going to be judged solely on goals. I think he’s a super player.”
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It was a tough night for Bamford. But there were still a number of superb touches to bring his teammates into play, particularly when the ball was played long into him.
As shown by Whoscored, no player won more aerial duels than Bamford. He also made two successful challenges.
Of course, it would have been huge for Marcelo Bielsa’s side had he managed to take one of his big chances. But he definitely caused Liverpool plenty of problems.
And it should come as no surprise if Bamford was left even more determined to add to his tally of 14 goals the next time he takes to the field.