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Report: Liverpool anticipate player offers as deadline approaches, Leeds United previously linked

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Liverpool are reportedly bracing for offers 19-year-old left-back Yasser Larouci, with Leeds United one of three clubs namechecked as having interest in him.

The main position that has seen less stability than the rest of the side since Marcelo Bielsa’s arrival is left-back, even with Barry Douglas’ arrival.

The former Wolves left-back tussled with Gjanni Alioski in 2018/19 for a starting berth on the left side before Stuart Dallas made the position his own during the play-offs and beyond.

Since then, Dallas has been an integral part of the starting lineup, doing his part at both ends of the pitch to help Leeds’ solid defence and immense chance creation in attack.

However, as Douglas’ future remains in doubt at Elland Road, Leeds have been keeping tabs on a few left-backs that would potentially serve as replacements.

There has been no confirmation of Douglas discussing terms with other clubs but it’s clear that Leeds could be tempted into signing another left-back to cover for Dallas.

Goal.com are reporting that Liverpool are preparing to receive offers for teenage left-back Yasser Larouci as he looks for first-team exposure in the coming season.

Namechecked in the report as having an interest in the 19-year-old are Championship pair, Brentford and Norwich City, along with Leeds United.

It’s a deal that doesn’t look likely unless there are outgoings at Elland Road but Leeds’ interest does appear genuine in the left-back.

I’m not too sure whether a left-back is needed at the moment with the centre-midfield spot looking a bit light if Mateusz Klich is ruled out at any point.

If Douglas is to leave for the Championship, then there’s a spot there for a left-back to arrive and it would be smart to bring in someone who wouldn’t be expecting to play every single game.

Dallas’ consistency in the role means he’s one of the first names on the team sheet and it’s not a pressing issue to provide cover for him while Alioski and Leif Davis are around.

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