Jack Harrison has told a video posted on LUTV that he loves playing alongside Leeds United teammate Rodrigo because of the Spaniard’s “technical ability”. Rodrigo has made a great start to the 22-23 season, scoring six goals.

Indeed, Rodrigo got off to a wonderful start. He scored four goals in our first three Premier League matches. But then, as Leeds went on a winless run of eight games – the goals dried up. He got his fifth of the season against Fulham.

Then, on Saturday evening at Anfield, Rodrigo made it two in two – tapping in from close range after a mistake from Joe Gomez. With Patrick Bamford still rusty and Rodrigo scoring goals, he is likely to start against Bournemouth.

Harrison and Rodrigo sat down with Paul Robinson to discuss some of their best moments in a Leeds shirt from last season, and this. Harrison explained why he loves playing alongside our club-record signing, praising his technique.

“I always like to play with Rodri. Ever since he arrived, you see the talent he’s got. The technical ability, you love playing with players like that – if you can put the ball in his path and he can finish it off, you love to play with players like that.”

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Harrison loves playing alongside Leeds teammate Rodrigo

It feels like this could be Rodrigo’s season. The Spain international struggled in his first year, with injuries and Covid hampering his progress. In his second term, the whole team struggled. Rodrigo is now playing in his best position.

Jesse Marsch has made him more of a senior member of the squad and right now, he is first choice over Bamford. Rightly so, given his six goals in 11 league games. Everything is pointing towards Rodrigo starring for the Whites.

He is playing with a new-found confidence, perhaps instilled by Marsch but obviously helped with his rate of goals. Against Bournemouth, he will be crucial if Leeds are going to win a second match on the bounce at Elland Road.

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