Leeds skipper Liam Cooper had some words for Millwall’s Steve Morison ahead of Saturday’s clash at the New Den.
Cooper on the battle with Steve Morison, who's promised to play like Ibrahimovic: "He's important but all that tripe about Ibrahimovic - if it makes him feel better then so be it. We know what we've got to do and we know the standards we've set." #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) September 13, 2018
Former Leeds striker Morison, who had promised to “pull out his Ibrahimovic jersey” for the match, was dismissed by Cooper, as he said regarding the talk about Morison, “if it makes him feel better, than so be it.”
This match has always weighed too heavily on the Leeds players over the years, as it’s not as if the points earned or dropped down in London are worth any more than ones earned at Burton or Sheffield.
A lot of injuries mean Leeds have a challenge, but don’t blow it out of proportion if there isn’t an ideal result. It’s still only September.
And Morison isn’t fit to shine Ibrahimovic’s boots, for what it’s worth.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Leeds have a significant injury problem right now, with Roofe and Hernandez joining Berardi and Bamford on the injured list. [Through It All Together]
Loan round-up for last week. [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris will miss Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Liverpool. [Cartilage Free Captain]
Everton’s Richarlison rejects transfer talk linking him with Real Madrid and Barcelona. [Royal Blue Mersey]
World Football Links
Penn FC, the local 2nd division team in Harrisburg, PA, is collecting donations for hurricane relief in their match Sunday, 16 September against Raleigh, North Carolina-based North Carolina FC. They will also be allowing anyone with a valid North Carolina or South Carolina driver’s license into the match for free. [Penn FC.com]
Fiorentina women’s team won their first Champions League tie against Fortuna Hjorring. [Viola Nation]
Edin Dzeko earned a university degree. [Chiesa di Totti]
SPAL will debut their brand-new stadium. [Football-Italia.net]
Chievo Verona get a three point deduction for false accounting. [Football-Italia.net]