By Craig Scott

20th Apr, 2023 | 11:40am

Pundit apologises for what he said about Leeds United after 6-1 defeat v Liverpool

Norwegian pundit Jan Aage Fjortoft has apologised for swearing in a rant about Leeds United after their 6-1 defeat to Liverpool on Monday.

Speaking in both Norwegian and England on Viaplay on Monday (17 April), Fjortoft blasted Leeds’ “toothless” display against Jurgen Klopp’s side at Elland Road, swearing in the process.

He’s since taken to Twitter to apologise for his language but admits that his feelings were justified due to how badly Javi Gracia’s men performed.

“Sorry for my language! But I can’t watch a team not battling for the club, the fans and themselves,” said the former Norway, Middlesbrough and Sheffield United striker, who supports Leeds.

We’ve heard worse

Let’s face it. If you were at Elland Road on Monday night you’d have heard worse things than what Fjortoft said.

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It was an abysmal, gutless performance by a Leeds side who look completely bereft of ideas and confidence.

As if losing heavily to Crystal Palace wasn’t bad enough, losing heavily in a second consecutive home game is just embarrassing.

Leeds are now well and truly under threat of being relegated back to the Championship thanks to the woeful decisions to hire Jesse Marsch, allow him to sign his mates to add to the squad and then not sack him during the World Cup break.

Leeds’ hesitancy over getting rid of Marsch has cost them because it eventually came at a stage of the season where managerial targets were less likely to move to a club they could see being in the Championship next term.

Why would Arne Slot leave Feyenoord’s title bid in the Netherlands to join a relegation battle in England? Why would Andoni Iraola walk away from Rayo Vallecano’s incredible season in Spain to stop a squad of misfits dropping out of the Premier League?

If Marsch went in November, we wouldn’t be in this situation and if Victor Orta signed players the way he did with Marcelo Bielsa, we’d also be fine.

In other Leeds United news, Gary Neville has taken a swipe at owner Andrea Radrizzani.