It was a game that was a long time coming for the Spanish defender, as it was the first time that he had managed to play 90 minutes for the club having been blighted with injuries ever since he joined the club during the summer transfer window.
He put in a reasonable performance, completing 73% of his passes and winning one tackle for a WhoScored.com rating of 6.9, below the team average, but he can be afforded some slack because it was his first game in a while.
But even if it was below-average, that didn’t stop these Leeds United fans from piling on their messages of support for him on social media:
“Absolutely buzzing to see you back Diego & to get 90 mins under your belt is a great step forward. Not gonna lie – you reminded me of a prime Maldini out there! You emptied Che Adam’s out your pockets yet?”
Has Llorente been a bad signing for Leeds?
They were probably just happy to see him back in any capacity, maybe the performances will get better once he gets a proper run of games under his belt.