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'Really poor': Jamie Carragher says there's four players at Leeds who really worry him
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'Really poor': Jamie Carragher says there's four players at Leeds who really worry him

Jamie Carragher has expressed his concern over the Leeds United back four, saying they’re “really poor”.

The Sky Sports pundit was speaking about the Whites defence on The Overlap Fan Debate Midseason Special Part 2.

Although Leeds have turned a corner over the past week, their back line continues to be concerning.

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Jesse Marsch’s charges have won their last two, triumphing against Liverpool and coming from behind against Bournemouth.

This has given Leeds some breathing space between themselves and the bottom three.

Nonetheless, there have been too many defensively brittle displays, with seven goals conceded in their last three.

Marsch’s first-choice back four consists of Rasmus Kristensen, Robin Koch, Liam Cooper and Pascal Struijk.

And Carragher feels those players, as individuals, seem prone to errors.

“I think the back four is really poor individually,” he said.

“I don’t know if it’s to do with the system but when you see them as players you always feel like there’s mistakes there.”

Carragher isn’t wrong – the Leeds defence has flattered to deceive far too often this season.

Marsch is certainly putting together a good team, but he’s got some way to go.

The defence needs sorting, so let’s see what happens over the next two transfer windows.

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‘Too many gaps’

After Leeds’ 3-2 defeat to Fulham, Football365 shared an opinion piece which summed the Elland Road defence up pretty well.

‘That the defining characteristic of Marsch’s Leeds team is that defensive brittleness speaks volumes for their current league position,’ they wrote.

‘Fulham weren’t particularly extravagant in their attacking movements, but every time they did so they looked dangerous.

‘There were too many gaps for them to expand into in attacking positions, and even the Leeds defence passing the ball around amongst themselves under relatively little pressure felt as though it came with an uncomfortable amount of jeopardy.’

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