Championship side Leeds United have been linked with a potential loan move for Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn in January, according to the Daily Mail.

The Whites know all about the Wales international as he became the Reds’ youngest-ever scorer when he found the net against them in the EFL Cup last season, and now he could be the man to fire the Yorkshire club back into the Premier League.

Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen will be looking for forward options in January as he faces both Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Caleb Ekuban being on the sidelines for spells, and with Chris Wood having left in the summer and not fully being replaced, there is certainly a void that needs to be filled.

Woodburn has slid down the pecking order at Anfield this season. He has only played for the Merseyside outfit once all campaign, which came in the Carabao Cup defeat at Leicester, and it is said that Jurgen Klopp believes his development will be benefitted from a move away.

With a lack of options potentially hampering Christiansen it would make sense for the Leeds boss to push for a loan deal, especially with Liverpool said to be looking for a Championship club to take his services for the remainder of the season.

The Elland Road outfit currently sit seventh in the league table, but a strong Christmas and a big January could see them push themselves into the play-off places, and maybe even begin to reel in the top two.

If they are going to push on over the second half of the campaign they will be in need of quality firepower, which Woodburn has displayed he has, both when he scored against Leeds last season, and when he found the net for Wales in Austria earlier in the year.

The Whites may well have to beat off some significant competition in order to land their man, as when it becomes official that he can leave Anfield, the youngster will not be short of suitors.


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