Celtic should eye up a move for Leeds United defender Liam Cooper in January as they look to retain their SPL title.

Scottish giants Celtic should launch an ambitious January move for Leeds United centre-back Liam Cooper in order to solve their defensive shortcomings.

Brendan Rodgers’ side stumbled to a 1-1 away draw against Motherwell on Wednesday night – a result that could’ve seen their lead at the top cut to just a single point if Aberdeen were to have beaten Rangers.

The draw highlighted the need for Celtic to bolster in January, with the Bhoys still unbeaten but failing to show the dominance demonstrated in last season’s rampant title run.

Leeds United defender Liam Cooper could be a solid potential addition to the squad in January and would help to solve the defensive injury problems that have swamped Brendan Rodgers’ squad at this season.

Academy graduate Anthony Ralston is out with a knee injury, whilst Mikael Lustig is suffering from a knock and missed the 1-1 draw with Motherwell.

The Scotland youth international has made 15 Championship appearances for The Whites this season and has been a first-team regular since joining from Chesterfield in 2014.

Standing at 6 feet tall, the 24-year-old centre-half is solid in the air and versatile enough to operate at left-back and whilst Leeds would command a hefty fee for the Scot, with Matthew Pennington and Conor Shaughnessy waiting in the wings, the former Hull defender could be prised away from Elland Road.

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