Yasser Larouci Returns to the Premier League with Sheffield United
Former Liverpool left-back Yasser Larouci has returned to the Premier League after signing for newly-promoted Sheffield United. The 22-year-old Frenchman made two appearances for the Reds during the 2019/20 season, against Everton and Shrewsbury in the FA Cup.
Liverpool offered him a new contract the following summer, but he opted to leave the club on a free transfer in 2021. His decision appears to have been vindicated, as his impressive form for Troyes earned him a call-up to the France Under-21s squad for this summer’s Euros.
Larouci Joins Sheffield United on Loan
Larouci has now signed on an initial season-long loan for the Yorkshire side. He joins up with former LFC academy teammate Rhian Brewster at Bramhall Lane, while the Blades also have former Reds’ defender Jack Robinson among their ranks.
“To play for Sheffield United and play in the Premier League,” he said. “I think this is a good project for me. I am happy. We (Paul Heckingbottom) talked about the team, the project here and the formation and I think that will suit my game.”
“I know a few players here like Rhian and Iliman so that will be good to see them again and to work with them. I can’t wait to play. Hopefully I can play a part in some of the friendly games, and I will have time to show what I can do on the pitch. It is a chance for me to adapt with the team and everything else.”
Other Former LFC Academy Players Making Moves
Another former LFC academy player, goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux, has also signed with fellow new boys Burnley this summer.
For Liverpool, it’s nice to see a former youngster getting what should be a big opportunity in the Premier League. Larouci has all the tools to make an impact in England’s top flight and it will be interesting to see how he fares at Bramhall Lane this season.