Leeds defender says he always gives his all, analyses his playing style

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Leeds United defender Liam Cooper could make his debut for Scotland on Tuesday.

Leeds United defender Liam Cooper has told Herald Scotland that he is a player who wears his heart on his sleeves.

Cooper, who can play as a central defender or as a left-back, is part of the Scotland squad that will take on Denmark in a friendly international on Tuesday evening.

The 24-year-old Leeds man is excited at the prospect of making his debut for Scotland and has outlined the kind of player he is.

“I’d like to say I’m a ball playing centre half,” Cooper told Herald Scotland. “I like to step in with the ball, I like to pass the ball.

“But I also like the other side of defending, getting physical and making tackles and heading. So, yes, hopefully, my style will suit international football and I can’t wait for Tuesday night’s game.”

“I’m a player who will always wear his heart on his sleeve, I’ll always give my all,” added the former Hull City defender. “Hopefully that will show. Hopefully I’ll be given a chance to do that and that I can take that chance.”

Cooper, who has been on the books of Leeds since 2014, has scored one goal and created nine chances in 31 Championship appearances for the Whites so far this season.

The Scotsman has a pass accuracy of 73% and a shot accuracy of 20%, and has won 100 headers, nine dribbles and 31 tackles.

The 24-year-old is a good defender, and it seems that he considers himself a warrior on the football pitch.

Cooper does not get scared to make tackles and go for challenges, and he will certainly be an asset to Scotland head coach Gordon Strachan.

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