Leeds United defender Diego Llorente has returned to full fitness ahead of the Premier League clash against Brighton on Saturday.
Marcelo Bielsa usually doesn’t like to start injured players without them featuring in the under-23s, but he could face no choice at Elland Road.
With Kalvin Phillips suspended and Robin Koch still sidelined, Llorente could be thrown into the side for his first start alongside Liam Cooper.
Llorente, himself, has dropped the first hint he is set to earn his first Premier League and Whites start against Brighton.
Writing on his personal Twitter account on Friday evening, the Spanish international delivered a simple message – the first we have seen from him all season.
“Marching on together,” he wrote, accompanied with a preview picture.
Marching on together! pic.twitter.com/l2ueoJ23sK
— Diego Llorente (@diego_2llorente) January 15, 2021
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We have been told before that Llorente has returned to training, but he still hasn’t made his full first-team debut from the start of a Premier League clash.
The defender came on in the 3-1 defeat at Chelsea back in December but picked up another injury in the dying moments at Stamford Bridge.
In his 81 minutes of action, Llorente proved he could add real class in defence at Elland Road.
The 27-year-old won four aerial duels against Olivier Giroud, as well as five tackles according to WhoScored – dominating some of the league’s best.
Only Liam Cooper attempted more passes that evening, proving that Llorente can fit into this Bielsa system with ease against Brighton.
We already can’t wait for the team news.
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