Leeds United suffered defeat on Saturday evening in the Premier League – but some of the club’s fans on Twitter did at least find one positive in the display from their defender Diego Llorente.
The Whites went into the weekend off the back of a comprehensive win against Southampton.
Unfortunately, they were beaten 1-0 at Elland Road at home to Aston Villa in today’s league fixture.
Anwar El Ghazi’s goal in the fifth minute was enough to earn the visitors all three points, as he managed to take a first touch in the box and convert a low finish.
Marcelo Bielsa’s team were nowhere near their fluent best against Villa, creating very little in front of goal.
Despite showing more inconsistency as a team this season, they are still 10th in the league standings and it’s been a great return to top-flight football this year.
A selection of Leeds supporters on social media felt that Spain international Llorente was a positive from the result.
The 27-year-old centre-back got another 90 minutes under his belt in the Whites backline, where he looked comfortable alongside captain Liam Cooper for the most part by showing strength and composure in possession.
It was just his fifth appearance of the season since he joined in the summer, with his time plagued by a string of injuries so far.
Here are some Leeds fans discussing Llorente:
Llorente different class and some purchase from today’s showing….. got bullied and dragged into a game of stoppages and allowed villa to play there game…. poor crossing against a solid keeper and CB is poor game play. #lufc #avfc
— Tim Wilson 💭 (@ilmmad512) February 27, 2021
Awful tonight Phil. Lack quality in the centre of midfield when Phillips & Rodrigo don't play. Llorente is some footballer by the way. #lufc
— Lee Thompson (@lufcThommo) February 27, 2021
No real complaints, not created enough but saying that a draw prob a fairer result. Thought Llorente and Coops did well actually and really only limited them to long shots #lufc
— Mickey T (@yeboahsbigtoe) February 27, 2021
Llorente has been good, rest have been so poor
— BC (@BC_LUFC) February 27, 2021
Means absolutely nothing in a game like this, but my MOTM is Llorente. Not done much/anything wrong. #lufc
— Lee (@leedeetee) February 27, 2021
On the plus side, another solid outing for Llorente for me. Can't really blame him for the goal #lufc
— Neil 🏆 (@OooahhBerardi) February 27, 2021
Llorente back to back 90 mins…only positive #lufc
— Browney (@BrowneyBrowne) February 27, 2021
Llorente is class by the way. #lufc
— Oliver Medd (@OliverMedd7) February 27, 2021
Llorente the biggest positive for us. Thought he came through it well again. #LUFC
— Neil Donohoe (@NeilDonohoe) February 27, 2021