Leeds United’s pre-season preparations continue to falter, with a number of the club’s supporters being left irritated by Liam Cooper’s recent performance.
Cooper lined up for his first pre-season appearance, and he didn’t make the ideal start, with the Scottish international slipping in the build-up to Ajax’s opener after 13 minutes.
The defender’s slip allowed Max de Waal to fire home Ajax’s first goal on the day, which left Leeds with a tough task to work their way back into the game.
The Yorkshire-based side were beaten by Spanish side Real Betis in their most recent friendly, and would have been hoping to pick up a win from their clash with Ajax.
Cooper, who is valued at £6.3 million (as per Transfermarkt), was involved in the first match between the two teams, with another clash taking place on Wednesday evening, as other members of the Leeds squad look to find much-needed minutes ahead of the upcoming campaign.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below…
“It’s an absolute joke if he starts ahead of Struijk going into the new season (as long as Struijk is fit).”
“Cooper slips. What’s new.”
“Poor from Cooper.”
“Feel like Cooper slips should just be his full name.”
“We will go down if Cooper plays more than 5 games next season what a joke.”
“This is shocking… I don’t expect us to have a masterclass in pre-season but this is bang average.. Cooper is looking slower than ever as well”
“Cooper doing his best Gerrard impression I see.”
“For me Cooper and Kenneh both looking poor defensively. Ajax are cutting through them easily.”