Liverpool need a centre back. The whole world knows that. What many of us don’t know is just who is the latest defender linked with an Anfield switch. There’s a new name every day so it can be quite difficult to keep up. So – who is Liverpool linked Loic Bade?
Loic Bade is 20-years-old.
He is French and stands at just shy of 6ft 4in tall.
The centre back currently plies his trade at RC Lens in the French Ligue 1.
Bade joined Lens in the summer of 2020 from Le Havre.
The defender signed a three year deal with the Ligue 1 side having impressed in the second tier in the 2019-20 season.
Prior to training with Le Havre the centre back had played for the Paris FC academy.
This term has seen the 20-year-old dubbed a ‘rising star’ by the Ligue 1 official site.
He has earned himself a WhoScored rating of 7.02 across 16 appearances in the league.
Bade also boasts an impressive 4.3 aerial duels won per game, ranking him third in the division.
Obviously, the youngster is known for his strength in the air.
He is also noted for his interceptions and tackling ability.
Bade is comfortable running with the ball and is accustomed to keeping his passing short.
The youngster is also known to be relatively ill disciplined having seen red this season.
Liverpool linked with Loic Bade
The Frenchman’s impressive season has inevitably caused the papers to start talking about a potential step up.
Liverpool have been linked with Loic Bade by Le10Sport in France.
The outlet believes that the Reds are set to challenge AC Milan for the youngster’s signature.