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Liverpool reject the chance to sign World Cup star, it could benefit Manchester United

Rory O'Callaghan

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Liverpool reject the chance to sign World Cup star, it could benefit Manchester United

Liverpool have reportedly turned down the chance to sign Brighton winger Leandro Trossard.

Trossard, 27, has impressed in English football since joining Brighton from Belgian side Genk in 2019.

He has scored 25 goals in 118 games for the Seagulls, including a memorable hat-trick against Liverpool in the Premier League earlier this season.

According to journalist Ben Jacobs, Jurgen Klopp's side have been offered Trossard but have turned down the chance to sign him.

Manchester United have also been linked with the Belgium international, while Chelsea – who are managed by Trossard's former Brighton boss Graham Potter – are another potential option.

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'Liverpool not interested in Trossard'

"We'll have to wait and see whether United decide to look a little bit closer to home and see whether there's that shorter term and closer to home goalscorer that they might be able to attract," Jacobs told GiveMeSport.

"We know, for example, that Trossard at Brighton is being put in the shop window by his agent.

"He's been offered to Manchester United, he's been offered to Liverpool and he's been offered to Chelsea. Liverpool are not interested.

Trossard was included in Belgium's World Cup squad (Image: Alamy)
Trossard was included in Belgium's World Cup squad (Image: Alamy)

"Manchester United haven't really bitten, but given the [Cristiano] Ronaldo situation, we have to wait and see if they consider a player like him, somebody gettable, somebody that is in good form and somebody that can just tide them over and continue the momentum that they're building under Erik ten Hag between now and the summer, at which point they can then come in for a big name."

Trossard's immediate focus, however, will be on Belgium's faltering World Cup campaign.

The Red Devils laboured to a 1-0 win over Canada in their opening game before being beaten 2-0 by Morocco on Sunday.

Belgium now need to beat Croatia on Thursday to guarantee their spot in the last 16 of the competition, with Roberto Martinez's side currently third in their group.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool, Manchester United, Football, Premier League, Transfers, Brighton And Hove Albion

Rory O'Callaghan
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