Leeds United fans react to potential Gaetano Berardi start today

Gaetano Berardi of Leeds United scores his team's second goal to make it 2-0 during the Carabao Cup match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane, Salford on Tuesday 13th August...

Gaetano Berardi could start for Leeds United against Millwall this afternoon.

Gaetano Berardi of Leeds United celebrates after scoring the second goal during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane on August 13, 2019 in...

Leeds United fans have given their take on the prospect of Gaetano Berardi playing against Millwall on Saturday afternoon.

Liam Cooper is injured at the moment, and there is a chance that Berardi could replace him at the heart of the Leeds defence during their Championship game against Millwall away from home in a few hours’ time.

Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa has suggested to the club’s official website that the 31-year-old former Brescia and Sampdoria defender is an option to play in central defence.

Bielsa told Leeds’s official website: “Cooper is injured but not going to be longer than six weeks.

"We have inside the group Gaetano Berardi, Leif Davis, Kalvin Phillips, Pascal Struijk and Oliver Casey, a lot of players who we have been working with for a long time.

“Casey and Struiijk are younger, Davis has played with us, Phillips is an option and of course Berardi was the direct substitution."

Leeds fans are worried about Berardi starting against Millwall away from home at The Den in the Championship this afternoon.

Below are some of the best comments on Twitter:

Gaetano Berardi of Leeds United and Radoslaw Majewski of the Wanderers collide during the match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Leeds United at Bankwest Stadium on July 20, 2019...

Need to keep calm

Berardi is a very good and capable defender, but the 31-year-old does lose his calm from time to time.

Winning against Millwall on their own turf is not going to be easy, and for Leeds to pick up all three points at The Den this afternoon, they simply cannot afford to go down to 10 men at any stage of the game.

Gaetano Berardi of Leeds United scores his team's second goal to make it 2-0 during the Carabao Cup match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane, Salford on Tuesday 13th August...

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