Liverpool scouts raving about Leeds star as excellent data scores registered

Liverpool scouts have been closely monitoring the progress of Leeds United loanee Ben White this season and have been left impressed by how well the defender has scored on the club’s sophisticated tracking tools.

The 22-year-old quickly established himself as a key player for boss Marcelo Bielsa since arriving last summer on a season-long loan.

White who is on loan from parent club Brighton had previously been sent out to gain experience with Newport County and Peterborough United before making the switch to Elland Road.

However, Bielsa has shown faith in the youngster and White has so far played every minute of Leed’s championship campaign.

Liverpool have been tracking his progress this season and according to Football Insider, the Reds’ scouting team have been hugely impressed by his development.

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White is said to have scored excellent data metrics as the club monitor players who can fit into Jurgen Klopp’s style of play, such as a centre-back who can carry the ball forward.

The team assesses various parts of a player’s performance and believe White’s game is built on his awareness, mobility, timing and outstanding distribution.

White has also demonstrated his footballing qualities as Bielsa has also moved the player up into midfield, into an anchorman role, when Kalvin Phillips wasn’t available.


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Explaining his decision Bielsa said: “When you play in a different position you always improve the player.

“When White is at centre-back, lots of times he does things like a midfielder.

“When you change one player in his position it improves him, but you have to have these skills to adapt to a new position: mobility, technique, skill, coordination, behaviour to create play, but all these things you can see from watching.”

However, the report claims one area where White has not performed so well in is in aerial duels, although this could be down to his slim 6ft build.


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White’s contract with Brighton keeps him at the club until 2022.

However, Liverpool isn’t the only club keeping tabs on the youngster, with Leicester City also following the centre-back.

White is due to go back to Brighton at the end of the season, although Leeds will no doubt look to return with an offer if they win promotion to the Premier League.

However, at the request of Brighton, there was no buy option included in his current loan deal.

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