The characteristics to Leeds United’s stunning win over Liverpool were our counter attack, our fight, Illan Meslier’s stunning performance between the stick and our work rate – and Brenden Aaronson is now at the top of the charts.
A gorgeous finish from Crysencio Summerville saw us pick up all three points on Saturday evening at Anfield. A shock result, albeit that Liverpool have been inconsistent in the Premier League. Rodrigo had given us the lead early on.
A slip from Alisson saw Rodrigo latch on to Joe Gomez’s poor pass, and tap home. Mo Salah made it 1-1, as Leeds failed to clear a cross. But Leeds were constantly a threat on the counter, while Liverpool dominated possession.
Meslier made a number of fantastic saves, while Liam Cooper and Robin Koch constantly made block, after block. But Opta Stats man Jonny Cooper reports that Aaronson sits top of the Premier League pile in one very-important stat.
Against Liverpool, he ran a lung-busting 13.2 kilometres. That is more than any other Premier League player in a single match this season. Not only is Aaronson full of technique, creation and an eye for goal – but he works incredibly hard.
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What a performance from Aaronson. There have been some excellent displays from the United States midfielder this season. His outing against Chelsea, one of a few. But it is clear he is the attacking heartbeat of this Leeds side.
Not simply, because of his playmaking ability. But because he can make a huge impact in the press. He has the energy and the stamina to defend from the front but when on the ball, he still has plenty in the tank to create and score.
Summerville takes the plaudits for his winner. The headlines will say Marsch has saved his job until the World Cup and beyond. But plenty of praise should come in the direction of Aaronson for his relentless, never-ending stamina.