Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin has been quoted by MLS reporter Tom Bogert as saying that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could consider signing Leeds United star Brenden Aaronson – after his display at Anfield, in a 2-1 win.
Aaronson, 22, joined Leeds in the summer – after the Whites had two bids rejected in January. He has instantly become a fan favourite for the Whites. The Medforth Messi already has his own chant, to the tune of Estelle’s American Boy.
Playing 14 times, he has had a hand in three goals – not a huge amount. But it is his ability to turn in transition, often supplying the pass before the assist. The USA star’s energy, pressing, and skill is impeccable. He starred at Anfield.
Indeed, he ran more than any other Premier League player, in any other game, against The Reds – a whole 13.2km. Union manager Curtin believes Leeds star Aaronson will have impressed Klopp at Anfield, claiming he might be keen.
Liverpool boss Klopp could consider signing Leeds star Aaronson
Aaronson has said himself that he wants to become a legend at Elland Road. He has a contract until June 2027 and given his start to life at Leeds, he will be worth far more than the £25million Leeds spent to sign him from Salzburg.
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Whether Liverpool may tempt him, if the Reds came in for him, is another story. Is there even a place for him in Klopp’s system? A 4-3-3 formation does not really allow for a no.10, which Aaronson is. He would have to drop deeper.
Or, play out wide. But he would be an excellent option from the bench for the Reds. However, that would hardly tempt our American Boy right now, given he is starting every game for Leeds. Jermaine Beckford said he is “phenomenal”.
It might be that a couple of years down the line, clubs become interested but for now, Aaronson is more than likely to stay put. He takes to the field in Qatar on Monday evening, when his USA side take on Wales in Group B, at 7pm (UK).