By Mark Smith

31st Oct, 2022 | 10:10am

Chris Sutton and Robbie Savage react to Jesse Marsch after 'huge' win for Leeds United v Liverpool

Robbie Savage has quizzed Chris Sutton on whether Jesse Marsch is under more pressure at Leeds United than Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool after the madness at Anfield.

Sutton admitted it was a “huge” result for the Whites and the American, making reference to his last press conference where he admitted he was sick of losing.

Crysencio Summerville was the hero on the night with his last-gasp winner, with a huge amount of breathing space allowed for everyone at Elland Road.

Speaking live on 606 for BBC Radio 5 Live, Savage started the entire programme with a simple question that got Sutton scratching his head.

“Who is there more pressure on? Jesse Marsch or Jurgen Klopp,” he said.

Sutton was not 100% sure but did admit that despite the Leeds fans not being happy, it was a massive result for the Whites on Merseyside.

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“Ooh what do you mean pressure? The pressure is on both of them.

“From Leeds’ point of view, I’m really pleased for Jesse Marsch because a lot of Leeds fans aren’t having it. Listen, bottom line with Jesse Marsch is, he was under pressure, did you see his passionate press conference? ‘Sick of losing’ – that was a huge result.”


That is exactly what these three points were.

Let’s be honest, the large majority of us all expected to be turned over at Anfield and that may have spelt the end for Marsch in charge of Leeds.

But, the complete opposite happened and he is looking strong again, but only if he can produce these results consistently, especially in the next two.

The World Cup break is around the corner with only Bournemouth and Spurs to come in the Premier League and Wolves in the Carabao Cup.

Taking four points from those two would place Leeds firmly in mid-table, rather than scrambling around the relegation zone, and then no one will be speaking about Marsch – which he would prefer.

It is so tight in the Premier League that things can change massively each week still, so stringing together positive results will catapult you upwards, and that has to be the message in the dressing room.

Long may this continue, it was huge.

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