Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa defended Rodrigo Moreno after their 4-3 defeat at Liverpool.

On three occasions Leeds had recovered to draw level and they looked like taking a deserved point with only two minutes remaining when substitute Rodrigo dangled a leg and tripped Fabinho, allowing Mohamed Salah to complete his hat-trick with a second from the penalty spot.

Bielsa, though, said the defeat should not be pinned on the £27million summer signing.

“You can’t blame one player for the defeat, even if he made an error,” said the Argentine.

“There is no direct relationship between the foul by Rodrigo and the result. There are other actions that create unbalance.

“Prior to the penalty Liverpool had chances to score also, so it didn’t have to come from the penalty. On the whole, Liverpool were superior.”