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Richard Keys picks Marcelo Bielsa apart after gruesome loss at Anfield

Richard Keys picks Marcelo Bielsa apart after gruesome loss at Anfield

Leeds United were left humiliated as Liverpool tightened the gap at the top with a 6-0 win on Wednesday.

Goals came from Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Mo Salah, and Sadio Mane, with the AFCON finalists netting a brace each.

Leeds’ staggering run this season has placed coach Marcelo Bielsa under immense pressure but the veteran manager still played on with unchanged tactics despite the heavy loss last week.

Fans were left distressed after the loss at Anfield, with many becoming critical of the management.

With this defeat, Bielsa’s men are just three points above the relegation zone and former Sky Sports host and current Bein Sports presenter Richard Keys laid out a few criticisms for the Argentine coach.

In a Twitter post, Keys questioned whether a British coach would’ve been allowed to remain at Leeds after such a defeat before stating that the club is in “shambles.”

However, Keys’ assessment wasn’t finished yet. In another tweet at full time, he further emphasized his disapproval regarding Bielsa’s methods by calling them “the definition of madness.”

Quite expectedly, Keys’ views weren’t agreed upon by the majority of Elland Road fans. Users took to the social media platform to defend Bielsa’s management abilities and voiced their admiration for the 66-year-old.

Regarding his never-changing tactics, fans argued that Bielsa’s principles and methods are the only reason why Leeds United are still competing in the first division.

Other fans slammed Keys and emphasized the key players that the club were missing.

Some mocked the redundancy of nationality in this issue.

Despite the support, the patience at Elland Road is surely thinning out, as the team is slowly losing its grip in the top-tier league.

Leeds have not made any new signings this transfer window and are also down with their worst Premier League record after conceding 56 goals in 25 games.

The West Yorkshire team continues to face big challenges as they will host Spurs at Elland Road on Saturday.