Liverpool have been remarkably consistent in the past couple of seasons. The Reds have stormed to European glory and the Premier League title in successive seasons. Jürgen Klopp has achieved this success playing the same side near enough every week. As a result it has been hard to break into the side – if it ain’t broke then don’t fix it – leading some players to look for an exit. According to a report in The Mirror, Leeds United are trying to sign wantaway Yasser Larouci before the deadline.
Wantaway Yasser Larouci
Liverpool signed Yasser Larouci from Le Havre in 2017.
He arrived as an electric winger but was soon converted, with great success, into a left back.
Larouci made his Liverpool debut as a substitute in January this year, coming on for James Milner in an FA Cup tie at Anfield.
According to Theo Squires, speaking to the Blood Red Podcast, the defender is pushing for a move in order to get first team football. He’s unlikely to be afforded opportunities at Anfield due to the arrival of Kostas Tsimikas.
Leeds United want Yasser Larouci
According to The Mirror (04/10, p74), Leeds United are trying to sign Yasser Larouci before the transfer deadline.
Head coach Marcelo Bielsa, nicknamed El Loco, is seeking to provide competition for first choice full back Stuart Dallas.
Given that the Reds defender only has a year left on his deal, the Yorkshire club believe that they can tie up a deal for a cut price fee.
What RTK has to say
Give the lad a move, he’s very talented but so is Andy Robertson and so is Kostas Tsimikas.
If we are going to sell him on the cheap given his contract situation we should be pushing for beneficial clauses – a sell on percentage, maybe even a buyback clause.
We would be kicking ourselves if he went on to fulfil his potential and we hadn’t made sure we stood to benefit from his increased value.
Whatever happens, we wish him the best. We don’t want to be hoarding players, causing them to stall their development.