Danny Mills believes the possible absence of both central defenders Liam Cooper and Diego Llorente for the Leeds United clash against Wolves will be a “worry” for Marcelo Bielsa.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Leeds and England full-back delivered his verdict after the Argentine issued an update on the pair.
As reported by The Athletic’s Phil Hay, Bielsa confirmed on Friday that Llorente is out of the game while captain Cooper is a doubt.
Bielsa's been speaking this afternoon, ahead of Wolves on Monday. Injury news:
– Hernandez fit to play
– Raphinha should be involved for the first time
– Llorente is out
– Cooper's a doubt.
Everyone else returned from international duty unscathed. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) October 16, 2020
Bielsa also confirmed that Pablo Hernandez could make his second appearance of the season after he has been absent since the opening day.
It means that the Yorkshire giants will likely line up with summer signing Robin Koch and youngster Pascal Struijk at the heart of their defence.
The pair started Leeds’ 4-3 opening day defeat to champions Liverpool as Cooper was out with another injury and Llorente was yet to join the club.