Leeds United keen on to sign Liverpool highly-rated defender

By | August 3, 2020

Newly-promoted Leeds United are ‘keeping tabs on’ Liverpool full-back Yassser Larouci ahead of their return to Premier League next season.

The 19-year-old defender is yet to make his debut in the English top-tier for the Merseyside Reds, however, has made two appearances in the FA Cup this campaign.

He arrived at Anfield from French team Le Havre back in 2017 and is highly though of by the Merseyside Reds head-coach Jurgen Klopp, who is bringing through a string of promising starlets, including Harvey Eliott Neco William and Curtis Jones.

Larouci has done enough to catch the eye of Leeds head-coach Marcelo Bielsa, with the Athletic claiming that the Yorkshire team are keen to bring him in, however, price could be a problem.

The talented teenager is not guaranteed a place in the Leeds team, given his inexperience and number of options available to Bielsa on the left of defence.

The report claims that Leeds United are interested in adding another defensive option despite this, however, Larouci’s price tag may well make that unfeasible, while a loan move could be on the cards.

However, Leeds United are not giving up hope and will continue to track the situation.

Klopp has spoken highly of Larouci in the past: ‘There is no doubt about the potential of Jadon Sancho,’ said Klopp. ‘His speed and body control at the highest speed is his main strength.

‘Being good in big spaces and in small spaces makes you a pretty interesting player – and that’s what Jadon is. Yasser (Larouci) our 18-year-old left-back played against one of the biggest talents in world football and did pretty well the whole night.

‘The pitch helped a little but, but still he did really well.”