Leeds United fans on Twitter have been responding to the latest comments to emerge from Whites captain Liam Cooper following their 1-0 defeat to Southampton.
The scoreline could have been deemed a flattering one given the volume of opportunities Southampton had, particularly in the first half.
Leeds went in at the break with just a solitary shot at goal, taken from 30 yards which flew wide of the mark. In the end, Leeds recorded just 0.44 xG – the lowest of all other Premier League sides who played on Saturday, condemning Leeds to a fourth defeat after just eight games in the league this campaign and club captain Liam Cooper pulled no punches in his assessment of his side’s display on the south coast.
“We conceded the first half – that’s as abrupt as it is” Cooper said to LUTV before admitting his side were “not at it first half, didn’t win first balls, didn’t win second balls’.
“Second half I thought we played well, started the half well and then concede on the counter-attack” when analysing the game.
“We stuck at it – I suppose that’s the only positive we can take, really”.
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These comments then caught the attention of a lot of Leeds supporters, who were not shy in sharing their thoughts on the matter.
So, what did these Leeds fans have to say in response to Cooper’s comments on the performance against Southampton?
“I’ll never come on here and slate the team, we were just miles off it today, Liam Cooper looked completely dejected. I think that we are in a very precarious position”
“Roberts Rodrigo and Cooper are not good enough. If Bamford doesn’t score as much as he did last season we are going to be fighting relegation”
“Right imagine it, selling Pontus Jansson and keeping Liam Cooper. IMAGINE IT.”
“The sooner Cooper goes the better.”
“Shocking match. I’d sell Robert and Cooper personally. We need to spend some money in January.”
There was little for Marcelo Bielsa to cheer in his 150th game in charge of Leeds, with the defeat now means the Yorkshire side remain 16th in the table, with just one win in their eight games so far this campaign.
The Lilywhites will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Bruno Large’s Wolves next weekend at Elland Road.