We had assumed Yasser Larouci was one of the top prospects in the U23s right now and someone who might get more chances next term due to our lack of strength in depth at left-back.
But according to James Pearce, the youngster wants an exit to get first-team football guaranteed and Brentford and Leeds are considering his services.
Interesting update to this piece. Young left-back Yasser Larouci is set to leave Liverpool this summer. Down to the final year of his contract and has told the club he won't pen an extension. He wants first-team football. Leeds & Brentford both keen. #LFC https://t.co/QZa1rrjvDu
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) July 16, 2020
Adam Lewis recently penned an extension but is also set to leave on loan for 2020/21, meaning Andy Robertson will essentially be the only recognised left-back at the club right down until U18 level.
Neco Williams is a right-footed right-back, and although James Milner has a history at left-back, he simply can’t offer the same overlapping runs and not the same crossing, either.
As a result, we really regard a new backup left-back as an absolute priority – although this has been the case before and Jurgen Klopp has chosen to leave the position alone – assuming Robbo will nearly always play and suitable replacements can be used in his occasional absence.