Liverpool had one of their most disappointing nights on and off the field.
Before their Premier League match against Leeds United, the Reds were booed. Many supporters gathered outside Elland Road to protest the Merseyside club’s decision to join the breakaway European Super League.
Within the stadium, Leeds United players warmed up in t-shirts that read, “Football is for the fans.”
It was later discovered similar protest statements were left in Liverpool’s dressing room.
Liverpool had a chance to break into the Premier League’s top four going into Monday’s game. On the other hand, they blundered their lines after being taken to a 1-1 tie.
The game was split into two halves, with Liverpool dominating the first and Leeds United dominating the second.
Trent Alexander-Arnold set up Sadio Mane in the 31st minute, and the Reds took the lead. But that was the extent of Jurgen Klopp’s team’s performance.
Leeds United took command of the game and was rewarded with a well-deserved equaliser from Diego Llorente.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side could have been unfortunate not to win the game after creating many opportunities in the second half to be denied by Alisson Becker.
Liverpool will sit outside the Premier League top four for another week after losing to Leeds United.
With Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United both losing points, the Reds had a great chance to break into the top four. They are still in sixth place, and if Chelsea wins their game against Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday, they will fall further behind.
Liverpool is now in danger of losing out on Champions League qualification, and they could come to regret dropping points against Leeds United later in the season.