Liam Cooper gives instant reaction to Pablo Hernandez contract news

Liam Cooper of Leeds United

Hernandez has extended his stay at Leeds United.

Liam Cooper of Leeds United

Liam Cooper has given his instant reaction to the news that Pablo Hernandez has extended his contract at Leeds United.

Leeds announced on Tuesday evening that Hernandez has committed himself to the Elland Road club until 2022.

 

The Spanish midfielder arrived there from Al Arabi three-and-a-half years ago and has scored or assisted 61 goals in 132 games for the Whites.

Four of those contributions were made this season alone - in which Hernandez has appeared on just 10 occasions owing to injury - belying his 34 years of age.

Leeds United's Pablo Hernandez during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road on November 9, 2019 in Leeds, England.

And posting on Twitter after the story was broken, the Leeds captain Cooper compared his teammate to the character played by Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - a film about a man who ages in reverse.

He wrote:

Leeds have won back-to-back games since Hernandez returned to fitness, having failed to win four of their previous six.

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