Locally born defender Cooper was the stand-out youth player of his cohort and made his city debut a few days before his 17th birthday. His development continued to develop as City made their way in the Premier League, including a memorable performance at Anfield. When City returned to the Championship Cooper was unable to establish a regular first team slot and saw most senior action during a number on loan spells.
After a successful loan spell at Chesterfield at the end of 2012, Cooper signed permanently for the Spireites in January 2013 and quickly became their outstanding defender for a season and a half. In August 2014 Leeds United parted with half a million pounds for Liam’s services. Throughout the tenures of Leeds’ numerous managers Cooper has been a regular choice and was later made club captain.
Cooper qualifies for Scotland and had international recognition at under-17 and under-19 levels. He has twice been drafted into the Scotland senior squad, in 2016 and 2017, but has yet to make his senior debut.
Date/Place of Birth: 30 August 1991, Hull
Hull City First Game: 26 August 2008, Swansea City A (League Cup Second Round), 16 years, 362 days old
Hull City Final Game: 28 April 2012, West Ham United A (Championship), 20 years, 242 days old
Hull City (2007-2013), Carlisle United (2011, loan), Huddersfield Town (2011, loan), Chesterfield (2012-2013, loan), Chesterfield (2013-2014), Leeds United (2014-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 17 apps, 0 goalsLiam Cooper
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