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Liam Cooper wants Leeds United to set high standards

Leeds' Liam Cooper and MK Dons' Sam Gallagher in action

Leeds United recently appointed Garry Monk as their new manager.

Leeds' Liam Cooper (R) and Charlie Taylor celebrate at the final whistle

Liam Cooper has told Leeds United’s official site that Garry Monk already seems like he is going to be ‘brilliant’ at Elland Road.

Monk has only held a brief conversation with Cooper so far, but the central-defender has been very impressed.

Cooper says that the former Swansea boss has already outlined that he will be demanding the best from Leeds’ players during his time in charge, and the centre-back believes this well serve the Yorkshire club well.

Liam Cooper of Leeds United in action with Enrique Garcia Martinez and Albert Adomah of Middlesbrough (R)

“We’ve had a quick word and he seems brilliant,” the 24-year-old said. “He’s told me what he’s going to demand and we’ve got to be ready for that. “Nothing is a given in this game and we know that. The higher the standards we set, it’s only going to benefit ourselves, the team and the club.”

Monk’s arrival at Leeds has created great excitement around Elland Road, and his appointment is a high profile one.

Monk has already guided Swansea City to their highest ever points total in the Premier League, during his time in charge at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Monk has had minimal contact with Leeds’ squad so far, but he has had a brief chat with some members of the first-team.

The young manager has plenty of work to do, as he looks to put in place his backroom team and arrange pre-season at Elland Road.

Leeds are known to be aiming for a top six finish next season - something which Monk’s predecessor, Steve Evans, promised he would be able to deliver.

Liam Cooper of Leeds United with Toumani Diagouraga of Brentford

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