Mohamed Salah is the Arab footballer making the headlines at Anfield, but there could be another one very soon. Not many people will have heard of this rising talent at Liverpool; Yasser Larouci.
Larouci was born in Algeria, in the province of El Oued, on the 1st of January in 2001 meaning that he will be 17 years old next month.
He came through the youth system at Le Havre, the famous French academy that produced talents such as Riyad Mahrez and Paul Pogba.
The 16-year-old plays as an attacking midfielder, predominantly as a right winger for the Liverpool U18s. He was signed by former Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard who currently manages the youth side.
Manchester United were also interested in securing the services of the highly-rated youngster, who has helped Liverpool to the top of the U18 Premier League since making the move.
Larouci’s situation is different to that of many other young Algerian talents around the continent, such as Houssem Aouar, as Larouci was born in Algeria as opposed to France.
Under the coaching of a man like Gerrard, Larouci is in a great position to be learning lots and working hard, and hopefully the Algerian football federation can get it right this time.