Leeds United star Brendan Aaronson admits he’s a big Liverpool fan
Leeds United’s 22-year-old attacking midfielder Brenden Aaronson was among the names that stood linked with a move to Liverpool prior to the World Cup. The USMNT star was on the receiving end of a lot of praise from MLS Club Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin.
The coach also added that the player was excellent against the Reds when The Peacocks took on Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield back in November. Curtin observed that Klopp’s body language during Aaronson’s possession indicated that the German coach has a fondness for the player. And the links started from there.
But fast-forward to January, the player himself spoke about his likeness for the Merseysiders and he was a huge fan of the Reds growing up in the United States. This will certainly add more to the speculation of him moving to Merseyside.
Talking exclusively to Amazon Prime on Youtube, the player, when prompted about his favourite team growing up, laughed about it and said Liverpool among other things which you can read here:
“I always get a lot of stuff for this, but my favourite club growing up was Liverpool,”
“I was a big Steven Gerrard, and Fernando Torres fan.”
Aaronson to Liverpool?
A coming-of-age midfielder being a fan of Steven Gerrard sounds cliché, no? We get it, pal, everyone was a Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres fan back in the day. Speaking of the current day though, Aaronson has a goal and two assists from 21 appearances across all competitions for Jesse Marsch’s side.
Speaking of the potential transfer, he could be a good fit at the Reds. Honestly, which midfielder in the Premier League isn’t? Given the growing average squad age, any young player becomes a good suit for Liverpool.
But realistically, Aaronson’s versatility to play any of the midfield roles alongside playing on the wing makes him someone the Reds could target. However, Leeds would be more than reluctant to let go of the player they signed not even a year ago.
His contract at Leeds lasts until 2027 (Transfermarkt) and in any case, even if Leeds are ready to let him move, it is unlikely to be cheap.
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Leeds United recently signed Aaronson as an important part of their team, they might want to keep him around for a while as they continue to build and develop their squad which could rule out a move to Liverpool in the near future.