By Wayne Veysey

11th Feb, 2017 | 5:29pm

Leeds fans destroy senior player as a liability after defeat to Cardiff

By Alex Stevens

Liam Cooper was recalled to the Leeds team for their 2-0 Championship defeat to Cardiff on Saturday – and fans took to Twitter to destroy him as a liability.

The centre-back, 25, was named in the starting XI after defensive mainstay Pontus Jansson missed out due to illness.

With Jansson and Kyle Bartley in the centre of defence, Leeds had been impregnable at home in recent months and had not conceded a goal at Elland Road in six matches.

But that impressive sequence ended as Second half goals from Sean Morrison and Kenneth Zohore secured the victory for Cardiff and condemned Leeds to a second consecutive league defeat after their setback at Huddersfield six days earlier.

Supporters laid some of the blame at the door of Cooper, who has borne much of the criticism from fans this season when Jansson or Bartley has been unavailable.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Despite a second consecutive defeat, Garry Monk’s side remain well established in the play-off spots.

The are fifth in the table and four points clear of seventh-placed Norwich, who destroyed Nottingham Forest 5-1 on Saturday.

In other Leeds news, the club are eying a stunning triple transfer swoop as three players headed into the training ground.

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