Scotland captain and Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson says Leeds United centre-back Liam Cooper’s ‘Bielsa-ball’ training can sometimes be too much to handle.

The Liverpool and Leeds United pair could feature together on Monday as Scotland play their first match at a major tournament since 1998, taking on Czech Republic in the nation’s first Euro 2020 group match. Cooper and Robertson come into the campaign off the back of impressive Premier League seasons on a personal level.

The Liverpool star has hailed the Leeds United defender for his work ethic.

The Liverpool star has hailed the Leeds United defender for his work ethic. (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images)

Centre-back Cooper has worked under the relentless manager Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds United and Robertson says that much is evident in training. The Liverpool star provided an insight into ‘Coops,’ saying ahead of the Czech game (BBC): “I’ve got a lot of time for Coops.

 

“I think when he tries to play Bielsa-ball in training we all struggle sometimes when he’s up front and defending!”

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