By Craig Scott

23rd Feb, 2022 | 10:05pm

Marcelo Bielsa speaks out about Leeds United future straight after 6-0 loss v Liverpool

Marcelo Bielsa admits there are doubts surrounding his future at Leeds United after his side were battered by Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Leeds crumbled to a 6-0 defeat at Anfield, leaving them just three points clear of the Premier League’s relegation zone as Burnley won elsewhere against Tottenham.

There’s been a lot of speculation about Bielsa’s future at Elland Road in recent weeks and the manager addressed increasing pressure after the humiliating defeat on Merseyside.

As quoted by BBC Radio Leeds journalist Adam Pope, Bielsa said that the club’s owners haven’t expressed any specific worries about Leeds’ form but admits: “Of course, it awakens doubts.”

Time to go?

It’s going to be the question on the lips of all Leeds United fans in the coming days because if Bielsa hadn’t done what he’d already done at Elland Road, his office at Thorp Arch would already be getting emptied out.

We don’t want to see him sacked – we want him to turn this around and leave on his own terms either in the summer or at another point in the future.

However, Leeds are in trouble and we are on track to become a Championship club yet again unless the form improves soon.

Yes, you can point to the fact that Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford are injured and yes, you can blame our form on these continual injury issues.

However, the injuries at Elland Road must be at least partly down to Bielsa and the failure to add depth to the squad is completely down to him.

Victor Orta will have signed one, two or even three players in January if Bielsa wanted him to. But we’re now in a position where the squad is massively depleted of experienced players, depleted of quality players and stocked with players playing out of position.

It’s not good enough, Marcelo.

In other Leeds United news, Richard Keys has reacted to Bielsa’s situation.