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Report: Yasser Larouci could depart Liverpool for the Championship

Goal have claimed that wantaway Liverpool defender Yasser Larouci is expected to leave the club on a permanent basis with Championship outfit Brentford among the clubs interested.


Liverpool’s Yasser Larouci pictured before the match during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Aston Villa and Liverpool FC at Villa Park on December 17, 2019 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Larouci, 19, is set to enter into the final year of his Liverpool contract after the teenager reportedly turned down an extension to his existing deal earlier this month in an attempt to seek regular first-team football elsewhere.

It has been decided that it could be best for both parties if a transfer were agreed and both Liverpool and Larouci parted ways.

Liverpool recently signed Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos last week which effectively means Larouci would be identified as the club’s third-choice option at left-back if he were to stay behind both Andy Robertson and the Reds’ most recent signing Tsimikas who joined for a £11.75 million fee [Guardian].

Larouci has clocked up two professional appearances for Liverpool since joining from French outfit Le Havre back in 2017. Both of the youngster’s senior bouts occurred during last season’s FA Cup victories against Everton and Shrewsbury Town.

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The report from Goal claims that Championship play-off runners-up Brentford could look to sign Larouci who has already commenced talks regarding his imminent future with potential suitors.

Liverpool’s players (L-R) second row: Croatian defender Dejan Lovren, Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker, French midfielder Yasser Larouci, English defender Joe Gomez, Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino and Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah. First row: English midfielder Adam Lallana, Dutch defender Ki-Jana Hoever, Guinean midfielder Naby Keita, Welsh midfielder Harry Wilson and Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri pose prior to a pre-season friendly football match between Liverpool and Lyon on July 31, 2019 in Geneva. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Having initially joined as a winger, Larouci was converted into a versatile full-back at Liverpool’s Kirkby academy set-up and the Algerian-born youngster was also part of the Reds’ recent FA Youth Cup triumph in 2019.

The reality is that Liverpool have acted swiftly following reports that Larouci no longer sees Anfield as a viable long-term option to take his development to the next level which played a role in the club signing Tsimikas.

Larouci could be an ideal fit for Brentford in the Championship as Liverpool have had a number of success stories from Reds players starring in England’s second-tie such as Harry Wilson and Herbie Kane.

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