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Leeds United star Liam Cooper sends message to fans after Frankfurt friendly

Liam Cooper has thanked Leeds fans for their support.

Leeds United defender Liam Cooper has thanked fans for their support after the club's opening friendly of their pre-season tour.

The Whites took the lead through a Steve Morison goal, but went onto lose 2-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt.

The match was played in searing heat, and was a far cry from the earlier friendly matches played in the UK against Harrogate, York City and Tadcaster Albion previously.

Liam Cooper told fans he was pleased with the tough test, and thanked the travelling supporters for coming.

Cooper was Leeds' captain last season, but it was new signing Sol Bamba, his centre-back partner, who was handed the armband against Frankfurt, the clearest sign yet over Uwe Rosler's choice as skipper.

New head coach Rosler was positive about the game, telling LUTV he thought it was a terrific exercise for him to learn more about his players.

The match was overshadowed by fighting between supporters after the game, believed to have been initiated by Frankfurt fans, pictured in balaclavas. The Yorkshire Evening Post reported one Leeds fan required treatment from paramedics.

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