Liverpool are reportedly resigned to losing Yasser Larouci, after the left-back turned down the club’s latest offering of terms, according to Football Insider.

The Leeds-linked defender’s contract expires after the season, with a number of Championship clubs though to be interested in adding the Algerian to their squads in January.

A setback in contract negotiations could mean that the club loses two young prospects this month, admittedly the other, Sepp van den Berg, looking likely to leave on a loan, as the Reds hope to get the Dutchman some valuable first-team experience.

Following a promising debut for Liverpool last year, it would be a shame to lose another young starlet in the form of Larouci.

Admittedly, with the competition for the fullback’s favoured left-back spot looking particularly tough, there doesn’t seem to be an easy way up past Andy Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas, barring a series of targeted injuries.

We at the EOTK would hope that the club would insert a buy-back clause, just to avoid any later regrets over the youngster’s potential departure.

Who knows: if a move for more first-team experience should work out for Larouci, then we could see him back in the famous red in the future.

This article first appeared on Empire of the Kop and was syndicated with permission.

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