Leeds United playmaker Brenden Aaronson has told Amazon Prime’s YouTube channel that he was a Liverpool fan during his youth – admitting that he was a big fan of both Anfield icons Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres as a kid.
Aaronson, 22, has made his mark on the Premier League since joining the club. He made a superb start after his £25m move to Elland Road from RedBull Salzburg. But his form has dipped recently. Matt Kilgallon says he could be dropped.
It is likely that he starts this weekend when Leeds take on either Accrington Stanley or Boreham Wood in the FA Cup. The opponent will be found out come Tuesday night, when the two sides fight for the chance to take on our club.
Speaking to Amazon Prime, Aaronson was asked who he supported when growing up. He admitted, that he was a fan of Liverpool: “My favourite club growing up was Liverpool. I was a big Steven Gerrard, and Fernando Torres fan.”
Leeds playmaker Aaronson admits he was a Liverpool fan during youth
It is a surprising one. Not least because Aaronson has posted a picture on Instagram beforehand of him posing with his brother – Frankfurt’s Paxten Aaronson – with Paxten in a Manchester United shirt. But a move to Anfield could appeal.
But right now, Aaronson should feel that his place in the Leeds side currently is under threat. It is likely that he starts on the weekend against either Boreham Wood or Accrington, and is then dropped against Nottingham Forest on the 5th.
Jack Harrison has been superb of late, and played as a 10 against Brentford. Arguably, one of our best players during the 0-0 draw. Luis Sinisterra is back, Georginio Rutter is in the mix and Willy Gnonto is undroppable on the left flank.