Loads of Leeds fans have been reflecting on the week’s Championship action, and they’re absolutely full of praise for club captain Liam Cooper.
Last season, Cooper was one of the primary scapegoats when things were going so poorly under Paul Heckingbottom.
The captain was a symbol of everything going wrong at the club, constantly struggling with injuries and failing to reach expectations.
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Since the arrival of Marcelo Bielsa though, perhaps only Kalvin Phillips can claim a bigger turnaround in fortunes than Cooper, who is now absolutely crucial to the Whites’ promotion push.
The 27 year-old, who of course assisted Phillips’ late equaliser at Middlesbrough last weekend, was in fine form once again on Wednesday evening as Leeds dominated Swansea City at Elland Road.
The Swans did get a late consolation goal from the spot after goals from Pontus Jansson and Jack Harrison gave the hosts a 2-0 lead, but this was a dominant performance from Bielsa’s side, particularly through the spine of the team.
Cooper won three aerial duels, made four interceptions and also completed 85 per cent of his passes, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Super. Duper. Liam. Cooper. #lufc
— Nick Carlin (@Nicklufc801) February 14, 2019
Anyone else remember when Liam Cooper and Kalvin Phillips were the scapegoats of previous Leeds sides? Indispensable now #lufc
— David Ennis?? (@Davey_Ennis_1) February 14, 2019
Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper are the best pairing centre backs since Maldini and Nesta. Change my mind.
— Will Palacios (@ItsWillP) February 14, 2019
He’s having his best ever season. Class so far.
— KaiserChief82 (@KaiserChief82) February 14, 2019
You and Pontus are like twins. Immense. That was special tonight. Proud of you. EPL Liam
— Dr.T (@DoctorT1992) February 14, 2019
Cooper and Phillips sensational again far from the players they were from last season credit to them, Bielsa and coaching team #lufc
— Bryn Johnson ?? (@BrynLufc) February 13, 2019
Cooper and Philips are just different players under bielsa so much better #LUFC
— Kev Cressey (@kevincressey) February 13, 2019
How good were Cooper, Jansson and Phillips last night? Both individually and as a unit, immense! #LUFC
— Adam Room (@AdamRoom17) February 14, 2019