By Danny Wright
Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to tear into captain Liam Cooper for his performance in the 4-1 loss against Wolves at Molineux on Wednesday night.
Cooper, 26, took up his usual spot in the backline ahead of kick-off as Thomas Christiansen surprisingly decided to name an unchanged team for the midweek game.
Although Cooper was solid in the 2-1 win against Middlesbrough on Sunday, his performance was the polar opposite against Wolves as Leeds crumbled in the West Midlands to miss out on moving up into the Championship play-off spots.
Barry Douglas and Ivan Cavaleiro fired Nuno Espirito Santo’s side into the lead in the first-half, and many fans on Twitter were disgusted with what they had seen from Cooper by the time the break came around.
One angry supporter claimed that the Scottish centre-back was “amateurish” in his display.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Get rid of Cooper. Not good enough. #lufc
— Parma (@Parma_Official) November 22, 2017
Alioski off, ekuban on, 4-4-2. Lonergan not good enough, cooper not good enough, berardi not good enough, central midfield not at the races. #lufc
— Brian Canavan (@BriBriCanavan) November 22, 2017
— Edward Lyttel (@EdwardLyttel) November 22, 2017
Cooper looking very amateurish tonight #LUFC
— Baxy777 (@Barra5Baxy) November 22, 2017
When the heads dip who’s ready to start the fight back ?? Definitely in need of a leader… cooper ? Anonymous! #lufc
— dude (@LYNSKEYDUDE) November 22, 2017
#lufc well done cooper you plonka ! Don’t give silly free kicks away that’s what happens you numpty
— Nigel Goodwin (@nigelgoodwin) November 22, 2017
The fact that Liam Cooper is a league one defender, Berra isn't a LB and our keeper is useless?
— Joshua Hall (@Joshua__Hall) November 22, 2017
Lonergan berardi and Cooper not good enough to challenge near top and that's just the defence. Proper investment needed in playing squad or it's a 15th finish #lufc
— Micky Padge (@mickipadgett) November 22, 2017
Cooper has been a mainstay of the Leeds first-team this season, making 15 appearances across all competitions and starting 14 matches in the Championship.
He was handed the captain’s armband by Christiansen and started the season really well, keeping a plethora of clean sheets alongside Pontus Jansson.
However that soon became unraveled in a poor spell of form which saw Cooper start to come in for criticism for his performances.
In other Leeds United news, an attacker has agreed terms for a contract after a confirmed bid was lodged by the Whites.