Leeds United could be set to table a late offer to take Liverpool defender Yasser Larouci on loan for the rest of the campaign, according to The Mirror.
The Whites could be in need of adding cover down the left-hand side of their defence with Barry Douglas having been linked with a move away from Elland Road, which would leave them with just Stuart Dallas as their option at left-back – although Ezgjan Alioski could potentially slot in if needed.
Larouci is behind both Andrew Robertson and new signing Kostas Tsimikas in the pecking order at Liverpool, and Jurgen Klopp could therefore allow the 19-year-old to leave the club to go and get regular first-team football over the course of the rest of the campaign, as per The Mirror.
The left-back has attracted the attentions of numerous clubs throughout the window, but Leeds are thought to have an advantage over those clubs due to Liverpool preferring him to get experience out on loan somewhere in England.
The 19-year-old made two appearances for the Reds in the FA Cup last season, helping a youthful side secure a win over local rivals Everton after replacing James Milner early on in that match, and he could be ready to make an impression at first-team level in the Premier League with the Whites.
Larouci is a player for the future and Marcelo Bielsa has shown repeatedly during his time in charge at Elland Road that he is able to develop promising players and improve them on the training field. Therefore, you could see why Liverpool would be willing to allow their young prospect to join the Whites and work under such a prestigious coach.
From a Leeds perspective, they do need cover in defence and Larouci showed in the FA Cup last season for Liverpool he can be relied upon to perform to a high standard when called upon. So, this is a deal that would make sense for both parties were it to happen.
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