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Liverpool Echo
Keifer MacDonald

Leeds United fans fuming with record signing for exchange with Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino after final whistle

Leeds United supporters have been left furious with the actions of forward Georginio Rutter after he was pictured swapping shirts with Roberto Firmino after Monday's 6-1 defeat at Elland Road.

After a tentative first half, Liverpool responded emphatically and put Javi Gracia's side to the sword with four goals - courtesy of a Diogo Jota brace, Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez - to edge the Whites closer to a return to the Championship.

However, after the game, home supporters were left angered by the actions of club-record signing Rutter, who could be seen exchanging words, and later shirts, with Firmino.

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The Frenchman was summoned into action by Gracia with Liverpool boasting a 5-1 advantage with little over 20 minutes remaining and endured a difficult cameo as Liverpool harried Leeds further, before adding the icing on the cake of a sweeping performance with a sixth goal late on.

Taking to social media after the defeat, Leeds fans were left angered by Rutter's actions.

However, some fans, including Reds, were quick to point out that both Rutter and Firmino played for Bundesliga side Hoffenheim before their respective transfers to the Premier League and therefore explains the Frenchman's eagerness to secure the Liverpool striker's shirt.


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