Scotland fans rip into Leeds' Liam Cooper on Twitter

Liam Cooper of Leeds United and Jake Livermore of West Bromwich Albion with referee Lee Mason using the specially minted coin for the toss that commemorates Remembrance Day during the Sky...

Leeds United's Liam Cooper struggled at times on his Scotland debut.

Liam Cooper of Leeds United applauds after the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Leeds United at the DW Stadium, Wigan on Saturday 17th August 2019.

It looks like it wasn't a brilliant international debut for Leeds United's Liam Cooper.

The Hull-born defender made his long-awaited bow for Scotland in last night's 2-1 defeat by Russia at Hampden Park.

Cooper has twice been drafted into the Scotland squad for qualifiers in 2016 and 2017, but it was a case of third-time lucky for the Leeds captain.

But he struggled to grasp the opportunity with both hands.

 

The long-serving United centre-back was partially culpable in Russia's winner with some very questionable defending moments before the visitors' winner.

And suffice to say that Scottish fans weren't happy with their first impressions of the Leeds star last night.

Despite a dodgy first performance, Cooper is a very good centre-back and you need only consider the fact that Marcelo Bielsa, a world-renowned coach, is a huge fan of his.

In March, the Leeds boss, who invariably plays the 28-year-old when fit, said to The Yorkshire Evening Post: "You can't find a better professional than him. He feels love from his profession apart from the fact it’s his job."

He is indeed a fine professional and one who will be determined to make amends for last night.

Leeds United's Liam Cooper during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on August 10, 2019 in Leeds, England.

 

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