Liverpool fans react to Joe Gelhardt display for Leeds
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Liverpool fans react to Joe Gelhardt display for Leeds

A number of Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Joe Gelhardt after the 19-year-old’s display for Leeds United in their draw on Saturday.

Leeds are still waiting for their second Premier League win of the season. But it does appear that Marcelo Bielsa’s side have given their season some real life after a dramatic finish to their clash with Wolves.

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Rodrigo scored a stoppage-time penalty for the home side at Elland Road. His jubilation was clear after his first league goal of the season, with the Spaniard booting the corner flag in his celebration.

It was a big moment for Rodrigo. But it also looks set to be looked back upon as a pivotal moment in the career of Gelhardt.

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Liverpool fans laud Gelhardt after Leeds draw

The 19-year-old came on with 27 minutes remaining for only his second Premier League appearance having made his debut last weekend at Southampton.

He was unable to make an impact on the south coast after a dreadful Leeds display. But he certainly managed to take the game by the scruff of the neck on Saturday.

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Gelhardt came agonisingly close to scoring himself. Some nice work between himself and Rodrigo on the edge of the box saw the teenager played in.

However, Jose Sa produced a stunning save to keep his thunderous effort out.

But Wolves were punished shortly after. Gelhardt received the ball some 30 yards from goal. And he immediately managed to get away from Ruben Neves with some delicious footwork.

Gelhardt then danced into the box and got all the way to the six-yard line before being knocked over by Nelson Semedo. The referee pointed to the spot, giving Rodrigo the chance to send Elland Road into a frenzy.

It appears to be the performance that has confirmed Gelhardt as a first-team player in the Premier League.

But it has also proved to be a display that has alerted the attention of many rival supporters.

Plenty of Liverpool fans will have been well aware of Gelhardt. It was reported back in 2019 by Goal that the Reds were one of the many top-flight sides keen on signing the teenager.

Ultimately, he would spend one more year at Wigan before moving to Leeds.

And some Liverpool fans have been left scratching their heads wondering why they did not sign him when they had the chance.

The Reds have already suffered at the hands of Gelhardt this term. The striker scored a stunning brace for the under-23s against Liverpool earlier this season.

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The two goals included a lob from around the halfway line, and a vicious strike from distance. He also won a penalty late on to give himself the perfect chance to score a hat-trick.

However, his powerful effort was saved. But the damage had certainly been done by then.

And off the back of his latest performance, plenty of Liverpool supporters have suggested that they either missed an opportunity, or need to make a future move after seeing the impact he made on Saturday.

With that in mind, here is what some of the Liverpool fans made of Gelhardt’s display for Leeds…

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