Patrick Bamford delivers positive Diego Llorente update ahead of Leeds United's trip to Newcastle United

Patrick Bamford has provided an update on Leeds United team mate Diego Llorente following the defender's injury against Liverpool.

Thursday, 16th September 2021, 10:46 am

Spanish international defender Llorente was forced off in the 33rd minute of Sunday's clash against the Reds after picking up a muscular injury.

The centre-back endured huge frustration with injuries during his first season at Leeds and left the pitch looking extremely down but Bamford has provided positive news ahead of Friday's Premier League clash at Newcastle United

"I think after the game he was a bit emotional because I think he was probably panicking that it was something similar to last year which kept him out for a while," said Bamford, speaking on the Official Leeds United Podcast.

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IN GOOD SPIRITS: Leeds United defender Diego Llorente, pictured coming off against Liverpool due to a muscular injury. Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images.

"But I saw him this morning and he seemed in good spirits.

"He was smiling and seemed good.

"I think he is alright."

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