Who is Liam Cooper? Scottish fans bemused at Leeds United star's call-up

Leeds United's Liam Cooper

A dismal season for Leeds United's Liam Cooper has suddenly had a turn around, but Scottish fans are bemused.

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Leeds United defender Liam Cooper has had a frustrating spell on the sidelines this season, but stepped up to the plate at the weekend.

With Pontus Jansson surprisingly omitted from the starting XI against Brighton and Hove Albion, Cooper filled in admirably as Leeds kept a clean sheet in a 2-0 home win.

He was rewarded with an international call up for Scotland, as a replacement after players pulled out with injuries.


Cooper has been called up once before for Scotland but is yet to make his debut for his country. Prior to this past weekend Cooper has had a disappointing time this season, and when he has stepped in, has found it tricky.

Had his call come before the Brighton game it would have come a big shock, but he in some part went towards justifying his inclusion with his display. Leeds fans reacted well to his announcement, but he remains very much unheard of north of the border.





Their enthusiasm was not shared by many Scottish fans, who were quick to express that they had no clue who Liam Cooper is.

Cooper proved his Leeds doubters wrong at the weekend, now the 25-year-old has a chance to silence a new set of critics.

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