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Ben Parker explains what he noticed about Liam Cooper in latest Leeds win

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Ben Parker explains what he noticed about Liam Cooper in latest Leeds win

Ben Parker has explained that Leeds United captain Liam Cooper was extremely vocal in the win over Crystal Palace, claiming that he even had a go at a couple of his teammates in-game.

The Whites secured an impressive 2-0 home win on Monday night over Palace in the Premier League.

Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford were both on the scoresheet for the Yorkshire club, who currently sit 10th in the league standings.

Parker believes that Leeds centre-back Cooper was “superb” against Palace, but detailed how he was very strong on his instructions to a couple of his teammates.

He explained that Cooper was shouting to centre-half partner Pascal Struijk about positioning, as well as at £2million left-back Ezgjan Alioski.


“I don’t know if you picked it up watching on tv, but he was so vocal last night… A few times he had a pop at at Struijk for not communicating with Kalvin to drop back in. He had a little go at Alioski” Parker told the LS11 podcast.

“Every person around him he was talking too, that’s such a good captain, such a good leader at the back just marshalling people in and around you. Off the ball, he makes people switched on so in transitions they are in the right positions. I thought he was superb last night.”


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TBR’s View:

Cooper, 29, is certainly an authoritative figure on the pitch for Leeds.

The club captain is one of the most vocal members of the Whites XI and it’s great to have a real leader driving everybody forward.

21-year-old Struijk surely loves the guidance coming from Cooper alongside him, while versatile 28-year-old star Alioski perhaps needs advice when it comes to his defensive positioning.

There were doubts about whether or not Cooper could make the step up from the Championship to the top-flight, but for the most part the Scotland international has been a consistent figure.

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