Jack Harrison has told Leeds United’s website that the entire team is behind Jesse Marsch despite the amount of pressure currently on the gaffer – after a winless run of eight Premier League games, ahead of a trip to Anfield.
Harrison, 25, has seen his form coincide with Leeds’ struggles. In the first three games, the winger produced four goal involvements – scoring and creating goals against Chelsea in our 3-0 win. But since then, his form has dipped.
Indeed, Harrison was touted with an England call-up – and Sky Sports said he had interest in his services from Tottenham and Newcastle. The outlet even say Leeds rate him at £60m. His form of late would suggest otherwise.
Harrison has failed to provide a goal or assist, in the last eight matches. He was even dropped for Crysenscio Summerville against Leicester. Harrison is likely to start on Saturday at Anfield, with Luis Sinisterra a doubt.
Speaking to the club’s website, Harrison says the entire team is behind Marsch amid the pressure on his shoulders. However, he understands the pressure and the suggestions that Marsch could face the sack unless form improves.
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“It is always tough as a manager, in that position. He cares so much about the club and the team. He’s been very happy here, at the club. For us to be playing well, but not get the results, must be frustrating,” Harrison said.
“Here in England with all the pressure, it piles up on you – it is hard. As a club and as a team, we are all right behind him. If we’re doing well, it will help him out. Him and his coaching staff are working hard to find solutions.”
Harrison: Leeds team behind Marsch despite pressure
Something has to give. But whether it is against Liverpool, is another question. Leeds are under immense pressure and Marsch is still being given a stay of execution. Adam Pope says a lack of plan B has kept Marsch in the job.
Leeds have been playing well, but not getting the points they arguably deserve. Against Aston Villa, they got a point. But in the first half, before Luis Sinisterra’s red card, they deserved a goal. Against Everton, Leeds were better.
Everyone saw how Leeds were dominant when welcoming Arsenal. The performances are there, but the goals are lacking. Paul Merson expects Leeds to lose to Liverpool. If there are positives, it could save Marsch another week.