Jurgen Klopp needs to put his faith in Yasser Larouci this season after the Algerian’s impressive showings in pre-season.

The Liverpool U18 star demonstrated expert control of the ball and a fantastic ability to bring the ball from deep and at pace before his pre-season was brought to an abrupt end thanks to a crude challenge from Sevilla’s Joris Gnagnon.

He has since returned to fitness and after he was named in Liverpool’s Champions League squad for the group stages, it could be a sign that Jurgen Klopp plans to hand him a professional debut at some point this season.

Having yet to make an appearance for the Liverpool first team, it’s obvious that he’s not yet ready to start for the Reds but if Andy Robertson needs a rest at any point, Klopp mustn’t hesitate to offer Larouci a chance in the same way he did with Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Robertson is the only senior left-back in the Liverpool squad so if he gets injured or suspended, Klopp will either need to play James Milner next to Virgil van Dijk or trust Larouci.

Given Jurgen Klopp’s historical approach to England’s cup competitions, it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see Larouci given a chance in the early stages of the FA Cup or League Cup.

After all, Trent made his debut for Liverpool in the League Cup as the Reds beat Spurs 2-1 at Anfield so hopefully, Larouci can follow a similar path on his way to becoming a key player for Klopp.

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