Leeds United skipper Liam Cooper has shown his appreciation of the club’s fanbase on social media.
Ex Sheffield United player Curtis Woodhouse had posted a tweet suggesting Leeds fans are the best in the country, which was naturally well received by supporters of The Whites.
In response Cooper tweeted: “He knows…ALAW” which shows that he is firmly a part of the club furniture in what is now his fifth year at the club.
He knows ???????? ALAW https://t.co/HuYnVErLKv
— Liam Cooper ???????? (@LiamCooper__) August 13, 2019
The stats back-up the claim too, with Leeds boasting the biggest attendance of the season in the Championship so far, whilst their away support is also amongst the best in the league, taking a few thousand fans to Bristol City.
Also, in the 2018/19 season, Leeds attracted an average crowd of 28,451 fans per match – the most of any team – and that is mostly due to their fantastic away support.
Cooper’s praise of the Leeds fans will be even more welcome after the departure of his centre-half partner Pontus Jansson this summer, who departed this summer despite claiming that he loved the club.
Leeds certainly have terrific fans and their backing of the team will be important to success this season, and it is good to see players acknowledging and appreciating the support fans show.
Several thousand fans even showed up in Australia as part of Leeds’ pre-season tour and it would be brilliant for them if Marcelo Bielsa could oversee the end of their long-suffering pain by taking them back to the Premier League after 15 years away.
Leeds will no doubt continue their brilliant support regardless, but it would be good to see more players like Cooper praising fans for their efforts.