Liverpool provided a positive update on the injury that Yasser Larouci suffered against Sevilla on Sunday in the United States.
A statement on their website reads: “Larouci has suffered heavy bruising in his femur bone and the club’s medical team will continue to monitor the injury as it settles.
“However, the Reds are optimistic the 18-year-old will only be ruled out for no more than a matter of weeks.”
The outcry from supporters on social media following the tackle made by Joris Gnagnon forced Larouci off the pitch speaks volumes about how highly Liverpool fans think of the Algerian-born Frenchman.
With the Premier League season set to get underway in just over two weeks, fans are beginning to form an idea of what permutations Jurgen Klopp will explore to solve issues within the squad without dipping into the transfer market.
The Reds are yet to sign a replacement for Alberto Moreno and while Klopp hasn’t been vocal about the role Larouci might player in the side, based on his showing in pre-season, he could quite easily slot into the squad and feature as a bit-part figure this season.
The left-back is still only 18 but as Klopp has shown with Trent Alexander-Arnold and more recently Rhian Brewster, he is not afraid to promote the younger members of the club to the first team and actually seems to relish the challenge of developing the starlets into established Premier League stars.
It must be said that Larouci is still very raw and his defensive game needs a lot of work but he is fearless which will go a long way to aiding what will hopefully be a rapid progression into a first-team star.
Andy Robertson would be grateful for the competition and would no doubt have words of wisdom to impart to his youthful teammate.