Date: 12th December 2020 at 4:05pm
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Many Leeds United supporters have taken to social media to criticise the recent performance of the club captain Liam Cooper during Friday night’s defeat to West Ham United

The 29-year-old started at centre-back alongside Luke Ayling and although based on his performance rating of 7.44/10, he was one of Leeds’ better performers according to WhoScored, that hasn’t stopped him coming in for some criticism on Twitter.

For West Ham’s winner, which was headed home by Angelo Ogbonna, it could be argued the Scotland international should have done better as he was the player tasked with marking the eventual scorer and lost out in what proved to be a decisive aerial duel.

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Starting with an easy one what shirt number does Bamford wear for Leeds United?

What did these Leeds fans have to say regarding Liam Cooper’s following the defeat?

Would you drop Cooper when Koch and Llorente are fit?

Yes

Yes

No

No

It’s clear from the above responses that many of these Leeds fans don’t think the former Chesterfield man is good enough to lead their defence in the Premier League. During the summer, the Whites spent a combined £29.7m on bringing Robin Koch and Diego Llorente to the club (as per Transfermarkt), but with both having been unavailable against West Ham, perhaps it has become even clearer as to why Bielsa felt that area of his side needed significant investment following Leeds’ promotion.