Algerian youngster Bahlouli wanted by Liverpool

Algerian youngster Mohamed Bahlouli is being chased by Liverpool, according to French media outlet France Football.

The 18-year-old, who was born on 17th February 2000, currently plays for Lyon in their academy, and is one of many French-Algerian footballers to have made their way through the Lyon system such as Karim Benzema, Nabil Fekir, Houssem Aouar and Rachid Ghezzal.

France Football

Bahlouli, whose brother Fares plays in Ligue 1 for Lille, is catching the eyes of several big clubs around Europe but Premier League side Liverpool are reportedly leading the race for him.

If the midfielder was to make the move to Anfield, he would join fellow Algerian Yasser Larouci in their youth system and play for Steven Gerrard.

After seeing his older brother fail to make it onto the European footballing stage, Mohamed Bahlouli is said to be very keen on moving to a bigger club abroad in order to advance his career prospects.

Bahlouli is right-footed and 1.73 metres tall, and currently plays for the Lyon U19 side after being born in France. He has been at Lyon since he was a schoolboy.

Carl Medjani is the only Algerian to break into the first team squad at Liverpool, spending three years on their books between 2003 and 2006.

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