Leeds United host Brighton on Saturday afternoon – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter have claimed in the build-up to the fixture that they want Diego Llorente to start for them.
The Whites welcome Brighton to Elland Road this weekend for a Premier League fixture, as 12th plays 17th in the table.
Leeds have enjoyed an excellent return to the top-flight this season, but they have hit a blip recently.
The Yorkshire giants were defeated 3-0 away to Spurs in their previous league result, while last weekend they were beaten 3-0 away to League Two side Crawley Town in a huge FA Cup shock
They will hope a return home can help them get out of a mini blip and they’ve shown this year great resilience after defeats.
A selection of Leeds supporters on social media have urged managed Marcelo Bielsa to recall Llorente to the XI against Brighton.
The 27-year-old defender has had a nightmare start to life in English football, making just one Leeds appearance all season so far due to injuries and becoming somewhat of a forgotten man sat on the sidelnes.
But Bielsa confirmed in his pre-match press conference that the Spain international is available.
The talented centre-back will hope he gets just his second game for the club, but there is competition for places in that area of the pitch.
Here are some Leeds fans discussing Llorente:
Llorente has to start Saturday for me. Not sure for who though
— Luca (@LufcLuca_) January 14, 2021
Not only he’ll start, he’ll score! #BoldPrediction
— Dantesquieu (@dantes_quieu) January 14, 2021
Interesting to see if Llorente starts with Coops tomorrow & how he gets on,big chance for him coming back from injury & especially with Koch out still injured. #lufc
— paul kelly (@paulie_lufc) January 15, 2021
My Leeds 11 for this weekend:
Ayling Llorente Coops Dallas
Raphinha Klich Rodrigo Harrison
— LUFC Connor (@ConnorMOT92) January 14, 2021
Would love to see a fully fit Llorente. Saw him play for Spain and he looked very good. Let’s hope he can kick start his Leeds career☘️
— James P (@Jimmypeak62) January 14, 2021
They both need to start it keeps the line up settled can’t be playing Ayling at CB every week , I would rather play a kid at CB than Ayling
— Dustin Edmunds (@Dusty_81) January 14, 2021
We need Llorente in the team 100%. Set pieces against the likes of Dunk and Webster will cause us loads of problems and to have an international defender in that would help. Also Alioski is so unreliable you never know what he’s going to do..
— Joe B (@Lufc_JoeB) January 14, 2021
Great that Llorente is back MOT💙💛
— Shauna Yates (@Shortieyates04) January 14, 2021
Llorente is fit so I’d play him and put Ayling back at rb
— Danny🐐 (@Iufcdanny) January 15, 2021