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Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper returns provide ‘massive boost’ for Leeds, says Jesse Marsch

Jesse Marsch feels the return to action of Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper is a “massive” boost to Leeds’ Premier League survival chances.Leeds edged a point closer to safety on Saturday after being held to a 1-1 draw against Southampton at Elland Road as relegation rivals Watford and Burnley both lost.Skipper Cooper was back in the starting line-up and midfield linchpin Phillips stepped off the bench, with both players appearing for the first time in four months after respective hamstring injuries.Marsch said: “The point is certainly important in our season, but to have two big players like Liam and Kalvin...
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Double blow for Leeds as Liam Cooper and Kalvin Phillips ruled out until March

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has revealed captain Liam Cooper and Kalvin Phillips are not expected to return from their respective hamstring injuries until March.The duo sustained the problems during the 2-2 draw with Brentford at the start of December, and while they were not set to feature again until the new year, the update is a blow for the 16th-placed team in the Premier League.Speaking ahead of Sunday’s visit of Burnley, Bielsa was asked if the recent fitness issues in the squad, which had seen the club’s last two matches postponed, would force Leeds to be active in the January...

Standards set against Denmark could take Scotland to World Cup – Liam Cooper

Defender Liam Cooper feels Scotland set standards against Denmark that could take them all the way to Qatar. Steve Clarke’s men guaranteed themselves a home semi-final in the play-offs with a well-deserved 2-0 win against a Danish side that were looking for a 10th win from 10 World Cup qualification games.

Liam Cooper hails Kalvin Phillips as 'one of the best midfielders in the world'

Kalvin Phillips is one of the best midfielders in the world, according to his Leeds United teammate Liam Cooper. Phillips announced himself on the international stage during Euro 2020 where he was a near ever-present in the England team that reached the final. At the beginning of the tournament, his partnership with Declan Rice was criticised by some, but he silenced most of his doubters as things progressed.

Liam Cooper: Scotland belong on the biggest stage at Euro 2020

Defender Liam Cooper believes Scotland have shown they “belong” on the biggest stage as they try to secure Euro 2020 progress. Friday’s goalless draw against England at Wembley kept the side well and truly in the hunt for a first spell in the knockout stages of a major tournament. And...

Liam Cooper back from ban for Leeds’ game with Tottenham

Leeds skipper Liam Cooper is back in contention for the home game against Tottenham after suspension. Cooper has completed a three-game ban following his straight red card in the win at Manchester City last month. Kalvin Phillips (knee) and Raphinha (thigh) both remain doubtful and will be assessed, while Helder...