It was certainly fun, the breathless to-and-fro between the champions and a Leeds side Egan admits “gave it a right go, to be fair” but the Sheffield United centre-back is thinking generally about the age of attack, considering his craft and speaking with conviction. “It's great to be able to play sexy football but defending's one of the biggest arts in the game and it always will be.”
Liverpool played their first game after the announcement of the European Super League, and failed to win against Leeds
He said: “He senses where the space is and how to use it. I wouldn’t necessarily say he’s a dribbler with skills and tricks but he’s dynamic. How he plays, he is unique in some ways.