Date: 14th February 2021 at 6:22pm
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Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to share their criticism for Whites defender Liam Cooper and his performance for the Yorkshire club during their Premier League clash against Arsenal. 

After managing to secure a 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace last Monday, Marcelo Bielsa’s team were on their travels this time for a showdown against Mikel Arteta’s side.

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During the match, lots of Leeds fans on Twitter were not happy with Cooper and were not shy in letting their feelings known as the Yorkshire giants were well-beaten by the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium.

The wait for a win in London rumbles on.

So, what did these Leeds fans have to say about Cooper’s performance against Arsenal?

Cooper just isn’t good enough I’m afraid. #lufc #LeedsUnited

@ChrisByrne1986

“Shocking Cooper off – not good enough”

@Tony_Kaye

Cooper back to normal just throwing himself on the floor at every challenge, Alioski completely incapable of defending #LUFC

@AllLeedsArentWe

Cooper needs to get out this club sooner rather than later #lufc

@lufcplayerchant

“Shocking, cooper is always a liability against pace.” 

@DaleNewtonLUFC

Cooper needs to go in summer #LUFC

@bri0142

“Liam Cooper the clown”

@maskell1996

Call me what you want but COOPER has been shameful”

@LUFC_Spying

Looking at these tweets from this group of Leeds fans, it’s clear to see that they were not impressed by what they saw from the 29-year-old in this latest league match.

Given he’s the skipper and on around £45k-per-week at Elland Road, he really ought to be doing better, especially with the fans noticing such a sub-par display.

As per SofaScore, the veteran central defender lost possession 16 times, which was the third-worst amongst the visiting Whites squad whilst he also only made two of 12 long balls (16.6%), proving to be rather wasteful and sloppy.

Is Liam Cooper good enough to play in the Premier League?

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Yes

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Moving forward, these Leeds fans and everyone else at the club will be undoubtedly be hoping that this performance against Arsenal will just be a one-off and he can turn his form around for the remainder of the season.