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Liverpool have been keeping tabs on Leeds United defender Ben White

Speaking on the Sky Sports EFL Podcast (h/t Yorkshire Evening Post), Sky Sports commentator Gary Weaver has revealed that Liverpool are keeping tabs on Leeds United defender Ben White.

The 22-year-old, who is at Leeds on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion, has enjoyed a fruitful season. The youngster has slotted well into Marcelo Bielsa’s plans and has ensured that the team did not miss Swedish international Pontus Jansson who left the club last summer.

White has played every minute of every Championship game this season and is a key member of the Leeds side that is leading the Championship table. His performances have not gone unnoticed, with Liverpool watching the player’s every move.

Ben White is being monitored by Liverpool

Ben White is being monitored by Liverpool

Weaver revealed that Liverpool scout Andy O’Brien has watched almost every game of Ben White this season. The revelation that we have been keeping a constant eye on the player shows that the club does indeed rate the youngster’s talents.

Not only is White a player with no concerning injury history, but he is also strong on the ball. The 22-year-old has better passing statistics than both Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip.

With the former’s future currently up in the air, a slot could be opened up in the Liverpool squad. If Lovren does indeed leave, White would not be a bad shout to come in as a backup defender. The fact that a manager such as Bielsa trusts him to start every game shows the faith the iconic Argentine has in the youngster’s ability.

His performance away at Stoke showcased everything great about him. He put up what was widely considered to be one of the best performances by a Leeds defender in recent times.

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There is no doubt that White is a talented player. Liverpool keeping a constant eye on him shows that the club realise the player has potential. He will be a good option to replace Lovren if the Croatian does leave the club. Whether Brighton and Hove Albion will be prepared to sell him or not remains to be seen.

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