'I can sleep again now' - Leeds fans react on Twitter as centre-back agrees terms
By Danny Wright
Leeds announced on Thursday that Liam Cooper had put pen-to-paper on a new contract – and the majority of supporters on Twitter were pleased with the news.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 10, 2017
Cooper was handed the captain’s armband in the Championship opening victory at Bolton on Sunday and it appears that he has already impressed manager Thomas Christiansen enough to merit a new deal.
The former Huddersfield man has become the latest defender to put sign a new contract at Elland Road within the last couple of weeks weeks with full-backs Tyler Denton and Gaetano Berardi penning fresh terms, as well as midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
Not all Leeds supporters were fans of the news, but the majority reckon that it’s another step in the right direction for the club who appear to be making big improvements under the ownership of Andrea Radrizzani.
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One fan even said that the news means he “can sleep again” knowing that Cooper’s future is settled.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
— Butch (@WillButcher8) August 10, 2017
Cooper showed on Sunday that with the right coaching, he can be a good squad player! #LUFC
— Glynn (@GlynnTQ) August 10, 2017
Happy for cooper signing a new deal good back up centre half gets far more stick then he deserves #lufc
— Denver Phillips (@DenverPhilllips) August 10, 2017
I know Cooper splits opinion of some #lufc fans, but a 4 year deal is further proof of long term planning which is great news
— Mark Wilson (@MarkWilsonRadio) August 10, 2017
Just joking around a little. Don't rate him but obviously manager/players do. Worried this means we won't get another CB which we need.
— Kurtis Steele (@FaxBrony) August 10, 2017
Regardless of what people think of his ability, he's a leader and it's another sign that our club is being run correctly again
— Danny W (@dsw1986) August 10, 2017
Great news @LiamCooper__ unsung hero and a true pro.
— Andy (@VacantFaith81) August 10, 2017
Thank god, thought we was gonna lose him, I can sleep again now
— ben harry fishman (@benharryfishman) August 10, 2017
Cooper endured mixed patches of form last season as he suffered multiple disciplinary issues as well as having to play in the shadow of loanee Kyle Bartley.
He only played 18 times across all competitions last term, but after starting against Bolton on Sunday, it appears that he is firmly in Christiansen’s first-team plans.
In other Leeds news, the Whites are also looking to tie up a new deal for this key first-team midfielder.