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Sign One Leeds Player: Jack Harrison

LFCTransferRoom
LFCTransferRoom
 2021-09-10

The higher-ups at Liverpool opted against any additional big signings after securing Ibrahima Konaté in the summer transfer window.

Even though the current squad proved they are capable of winning major silverware, last season showed that a few injuries could severely disrupt a title-challenging season. With the addition of Konaté and the emergence of Nat Phillips, Liverpool covered their centre-back issues.

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(Photo by Simon Whitehead/News Images/Sipa USA)

An area of the team that still looks susceptible to an injury crisis is on the attacking front. Creative, goal-scoring midfielders and backups to the front three aren’t plentiful in the squad.

Diogo Jota and Harvey Elliott are pushing for their place in the starting XI and have shown their quality, but the other players in the team have yet to be consistent challengers for a starting position.

LFC Transfer Room has covered the links between Leeds United’s Raphael Dias Belloli “Raphinha,” but Jack Harrison could be a player that gives Jürgen Klopp a boost in multiple areas.

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Jack Harrison #22 of Leeds United chips goalkeeper Will Jaaskelainen #1 of Crewe Alexandra and scores to make it 2-0 in Leeds, United Kingdom on 8/24/2021. (Photo by James Heaton/News Images/Sipa USA)

Position, Stats, and An Added Bonus

Jack Harrison plays in the midfield and on the wings for Leeds. Liverpool fans might remember his impact on the wing from the first game of last season. Shortly after Mohamed Salah covered a penalty to put Liverpool one goal up, Harrison put the ball around Trent Alexander-Arnold, between Joe Gomez’s legs, and past Alisson to level the score.

Harrison’s contributions last season came in the form of both goals and assists. He registered eight goals and eight assists in 36 Premier League matches. These numbers are the combined highest return in his career so far.

Harrison has continually improved his stats in each season during his time at Leeds. At 24 years old, he still has many years ahead of him to enhance his game.

Liverpool benefits from a diverse squad with talent from all over the world, but the Premier League requires eight homegrown players to be in the first-team squad. A side effect of this rule is an often inflated transfer fee for most British players in the Premier League. At the moment, Transfermarkt has Harrison valued at £13.5million.

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Jack Harrison #22 of Leeds United claps towards the fans in Leeds, United Kingdom on 8/24/2021. (Photo by James Heaton/News Images/Sipa USA)

Liverpool’s transfer success in recent years has been lauded by many in the footballing world. Their ability to find undervalued players has resulted in many brilliant signings over the years. Jack Harrison might be worth adding to that list.

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