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Liam Cooper - Leeds United's best defender against Forest

Liam Cooper helped Leeds United pull off a 1-1 draw away to Nottingham Forest.

Summer signing Liam Cooper played a key role in helping Leeds snap a two-game losing streak.

Neil Redfearn's side picked up a crucial draw away from home against Nottingham Forest, showing resilience which they lacked against Ipswich a fortnight earlier.

Under pressure from the home side, Leeds stood firm and their defence stood together despite missing Giuseppe Bellusci through injury.

  MatchWon TacklesInterceptions WonAerial Duels WonAccurate CrossesShots BlockedAssistGoalsTotalMins Played
Liam Cooper Forest vs Leeds 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 9 90
Sam Byram Forest vs Leeds 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 7 90
Stephen Warnock Forest vs Leeds 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 6 90
Jason Pearce Forest vs Leeds 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 90

Rating Leeds' defenders by combining a total of their key attributes in the 1-1 draw, Liam Cooper stands tall as the top performer.

His four interceptions and one tackle stood out compared to central defensive partner Jason Pearce who didn't manage any, and he also won three aerial duels to Pearce's two.

He was one of three defenders to block a shot, and continued to show why when Bellusci is fit, his position may be assured and instead captain Pearce could be the one to drop out.

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