Video shows Liverpool fans praising Illan Meslier after Leeds win
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Video shows Liverpool fans praising Illan Meslier after Leeds win

Leeds United have posted their latest Uncut video on their YouTube channel telling the story of Saturday’s amazing win over Liverpool – and it features a brilliant moment involving Illan Meslier and a number of Reds fans.

Whites fans would be forgiven for pinching themselves still, several days after Crysencio Summerville was able to poke the ball past Alisson for a huge winner in the 89th minute.

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Of course, we are not out of the woods yet. We are a long, long way off having all of our issues disappear behind us. However, for one night, Leeds certainly played like lions. And they absolutely deserved the glory of taking three points back with them.

Liverpool fans praise Meslier after Leeds win

It is quicker to list the players who did not produce stunning performances. Rasmus Kristensen had his best game yet. Pascal Struijk was superb at left-back.

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Marc Roca and Tyler Adams were unbelievable in the middle of the park. And the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are probably still dealing with dizziness after 90 minutes of trying to contain Brenden Aaronson.

But it was Meslier who received the player of the match award. And, while some of the suggestions that he kept the side in the game seem very unfair on the 10 players in front of him, there is no question that the Frenchman was outstanding.

He made nine saves during the game. Some were a little more simple. Others were absolutely vital. It was an emphatic reminder of the frightening potential the 22-year-old possesses.

Certainly, plenty of Liverpool fans will feel that Meslier was the difference between the two sides. Some made sure to tell the youngster just how impressed they were with his performance.

The latest Uncut video includes the moments where many of the players finally leave the field. And when Meslier departs (12:40), there are a number of Liverpool supporters congratulating him on his display.

Perhaps it is a way for some of the fans to come to terms with another shock loss. It may be easier to think that the goalkeeper produced a superhuman effort rather than face up to the fact that the Reds were outplayed in many ways – given the quality in the two sides.

But we would prefer to think that it is simply a very classy touch, appreciating a huge performance Leeds were always going to need to take anything from the game.

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