Liam Cooper outlines what he has told the young Leeds players

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Liam Cooper says that he is ready to help out the young players at Leeds United.

Leeds United defender Liam Cooper has told The Yorkshire Evening Post that he has told the young players at the team to always come to him if they need any advice.

Cooper, who can play as a centre-back or as a left-back, has been on the books of the Leeds since 2014.

The former Hull City defender is himself only 24 years of age, but he is open to helping out the young players at the Whites.

“I think it depends what type of character you are,” Cooper told The Yorkshire Evening Post when asked if the players are able to ignore off-field events at Leeds.

“I can personally, but the young lads who are maybe not as experienced might struggle a bit. It’s not something we talk about every day.

"I always say to the young lads that if they need anything, I’m there. I’m pretty young myself but I like to see myself as a pretty experienced player.

“I’d say to them come and see me no matter what. That’s just me talking from my personal view.”

Cooper is not the captain of Leeds anymore - that honour now belongs to fellow centre-back Sol Bamba - but it seems that the former Chesterfield man is ready to help out with the younger players at the club.

It is really great of Cooper to offer his services, especially as he has been at Leeds for less than two years.

The Leeds defender has scored one goal and created four chances in 15 Championship appearances so far this season.

Cooper has a pass accuracy of 70% and a shot accuracy of 50%, and has won 51 headers, six dribbles and 20 tackles.

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