The Key Quotes from Marcelo Bielsa's post-Liverpool Press conference
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Leeds United earned a draw against reigning Premier League champions Liverpool at Elland Road on Monday evening.

The Whites and the Reds shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Marcelo Bielsa's side sitting 10th in the Premier League table.

  • Pleased with the second-half performance and how disappointed are you not to win the game?

A late headed goal from Spanish international defender Diego Llorente earned Bielsa's side a draw against Jurgen Klopp's side after Senegal international striker Sadio Mane opened the scoring after a good pass from Trent Alexander-Arnold.

After the game, Bielsa spoke to the media on the second-half performance and if he was disappointed for not winning the game.

"I think the game was beautiful," the Argentine said.

"In the first half it was more even and in the second half we managed to dominate proceedings.

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"We created goal-scoring opportunities and we played in the opponent's half, we recovered many balls that permitted us or allowed us to attack, but it's also true while we were managing proceedings, they maintained their threat." He continued.

  • You scored from a set-piece - From a coaching point of view how pleased are you with that and how pleased are you for Diego Llorente?

Leeds haven't been good at attacking or defending set-pieces this season but against Liverpool they were good at both defending well when had to and right when it mattered the most they did well from the attacking perspective.

Llorente grabbed his first goal for the club with the 87th minute equaliser against Klopp's side and Bielsa was asked how pleased he was for the Spanish international.

"[Diego] Llorente played a very good game and the fact that he scored a goal adds shine to his performance," he explained.

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"The ball was very well struck by Harrison. When he arrived on the run it was with such power, the players who arrived like this have the advantage."

  • Do you feel that a European Super League would damage football?

The build-up before the clash at Elland Road wasn't about the game itself it was to do with the European Super League from which six Premier League clubs including Liverpool, have signed up to join, and it caused for fans to unite as one against it with protests outside the ground before kick-off and as both teams arrived, and Bielsa was asked if he felt it would damage the beautiful game.

"Of course, it causes harm to football. This should not surprise any of us," Bielsa said.

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"The stronger teams think they have the most influence in generating revenue in football and if you take into account this logic, when the rest of the teams are no longer necessary for them, they take privilege in their own interests and they forget about the rest.

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"These big teams have made themselves big throughout history, but they've done this in conjunction with the rest of the teams, that even if they didn't make themselves big teams, they did it with them. I think that there are structures who could and should put limits on those excesses of the big teams. This what has happened was inevitable." he added.

  • Pleased that Andrea Radrizzani has come out against the plans and Leeds took a stance with the banner and t-shirts?

Before the game Leeds United unveiled a banner reading: "Earn it on the pitch. Football is the fans." as they are one of many clubs to condemn the plans for the European Super League and the players wore shirts that said: "Earn it. Football is the fans." during the warm-up ahead of the game against Liverpool last night and the Whites head coach was asked his thoughts if was pleased with what his chairman had done and here is what he had to say: "The president of the club puts his foot forward to limit the power of these big clubs. This is something to celebrate."

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"Of course there are different teams, some more important than others, but they should be conscious of the needs that we need each other. But because football always has a view which is more commercial now, it's natural in the world of businesses, looking only at the economic aspect, that the ones that produce the most, demand the majority of it.

"That's something that is common in the world of business, but football is not only a business, but before or after it was going to happen because football belongs to everybody, even if there are owners. The real owners of football are the ones who love the badge and without them football will disappear.

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"Any decisions that attacks all these people, who are all the fans of football and that privileges only one sector is staking the future." 

  • Quick word on Raphinha's condition please?

Leeds United winger Raphinha missed the game against Liverpool after sustaining an injury in the closing stages of the game against Manchester City last week and Bielsa gave a quick update on his situation: "He is in the process of recovery. We will have to continue evaluating him on a daily basis."

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