Sky Sports EFL pundit Gary Weaver has confirmed that Liverpool have been scouting Leeds United star Ben White in what could prove to be concerning news as reported on the Sky Sports EFL Podcast.
White has been on loan at Elland Road from Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion this season and has been in impressive form which has attracted a number of other top flight sides to his availability.
The defender had previously enjoyed spells in League One and League Two but arrived at Leeds with no experience of Championship football but has taken to life in the second tier seamlessly.
White was bought in as a replacement for the departing Pontus Jansson and has proven to be a shrewd acquisition by manager Marcelo Bielsa.
The 22-year-old has been the subject of transfer speculation from the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United and Weaver has confirmed that the Reds have been scouting White at virtually every game this season.
“Andy O’Brien, who is a Liverpool scout, has watched almost every single game of Ben White’s. The big teams are interested.”
Before he can turn his attention to the Premier League, White’s focus will surely be ensuring he can help Leeds seal promotion back to the top flight this season once the campaign resumes following the suspension due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Leeds are currently top of the Championship table with nine games remaining and will be hoping to continue their good form when the season eventually resumes.