Championship leaders Leeds United suffered their first league defeat of the season as they were beaten 1-0 by Millwall at The New Den on Saturday, and Whites fans were confused as to why Gaetano Berardi didn’t start the match.
After returning from injury towards the beginning of the campaign, the Italian has found himself on the substitutes’ bench because of the fine form of Vurnon Anita at left-back and the defence in general, who has kept sixth successive clean sheets as they headed to the capital.
However, Anita endured a tough day at the office in south London with Aiden O’Brien scoring the decisive goal 17 minutes from the end, and Thomas Christiansen may feel that he got his team selection wrong.
Leeds supporters were quick to have their say on Berardi via social media, and they believe it was the sort of game the defender “should be playing in” and one where he is ‘needed on the pitch’.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Definitely thought that was a game made for Berardi and Klich. Few of their lads needed a tackle in on them. #lufc
— Jack Dudley (@jackdudders) September 16, 2017
The sort of game when you need Berardi on the pitch #LUFC
— robbo (@robbolufc) September 16, 2017
Berardi and Dallas needed #lufc
— Finnish LUFC (@LS11_ER) September 16, 2017
This is a game Berardi should be playing in for #LUFC
— Leeds Fan in Chicago (@ChicagoWhite) September 16, 2017
Berardi for Anita and Dallas for Hernandez 2nd half please. #lufc
— MaltaWhite (@carl_bulger) September 16, 2017
Surely Anita needs to be replaced by Berardi at half time. #lufc
— zz9zsa (@zz9zsa) September 16, 2017