Some Leeds United fans on social media have been urging Marcelo Bielsa to not change his centre-back partnership against Burnley despite the fact Liam Cooper is back fit.
Fans are rather worried that Cooper will be put back into the team after his return from injury.
The Leeds captain had been out of action for a number of weeks due to a combination of suspension and injury, and in his absence, Pascal Struijk and Diego Llorente have established themselves as quite a formidable pairing.
Cooper is now back available for selection, but supporters don’t want to see him put back into the starting XI just yet.
Leeds have been brilliant defensively without Cooper in the side conceding just four goals in four games, despite the fact they’ve had to play the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham during that time.
Leeds will be aiming to pick up as many points as possible between now and the end of the season, and it’s clear that supporters think that Struijk and Llorente should keep their spots at the back.
Here’s what the Elland Road faithful have been saying on social media…
Don’t you dare drop pascal, the lad is improving so much every game !
— Edward Belvidere (@BelvidereEdward) May 13, 2021
I second this
— Jason Noon (@jasonnoon2003) May 13, 2021
Current form you don’t need to mess with CB pair , had enough changes here during season –
— Nige Gahan (@GahanNige) May 13, 2021
For me same starting 11 as last time do not bring back Cooper defence has been far better without him
— douglas vernon (@douglaslufc) May 13, 2021
Pascal needs to keep his place 💯
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) May 13, 2021
Pascal Def needs to keep his place!!
— King Pablo 🏆👌🏼💙 #LEEDSCHAMPIONS #ALAW #MOT (@PabloH1919) May 13, 2021
Really hope chopper doesn’t come in, wouldn’t be fair at all
— shaun (@shaunroberts131) May 13, 2021
Bielsa if you’re reading this. Do not drop Struijk for Cooper. Not under any circumstances. Struijk has been incredible lately, taking him out now would be a massive mistake.
— Leeds warrior (@WarriorLeeds) May 13, 2021