Georginio Rutter has risked the wrath of Leeds United supporters after full-time on Monday night by decided to swap shirts with Liverpool man Roberto Firmino following our 6-1 loss to Jurgen Klopp’s side at Elland Road.
Rutter, 20, clocked up his 12th senior outing for Leeds since completing a £35m permanent move from German side Hoffenheim in January. A club-record move that cost an initial £28m fee. But he is yet to prove that transfer fee.
On Monday night, he was poor once again. His time at Leeds summed up by being set through down the left but failing to control the ball and easily outmuscled by Ibrahima Konate. His body language does not seem up for it.
Having come from Hoffenheim, clearly there is a connection there with Firmino – a player to also swap the German side for the Premier League. But images emerged on Twitter after the game of Rutter swapping shirts with him.
Rutter risks wrath of Leeds supporters by swapping shirts with Firmino
Leeds fans are obviously angry and it was not a good look for Rutter to immediately go up to Firmino and request he swaps shirts. Obviously, there is that Hoffenheim connection. But, it is also a learning curve for our French signing.
You must think of the fans when losing 6-1. His decision to swap shirts shows a lack of care or understanding for the fans. Of course, Rutter is young and just embarking on his Leeds career. But one to learn from moving forwards.
Next up for Leeds, after two heavy defeats in a row, is a trip to Fulham. A game which saw Leeds suffer a 2-0 loss in the FA Cup. But, they will be without star striker Aleksandar Mitrovic. Dan James of course, will be barred.