The stats which show Leeds must keep hold of Liverpool-linked youngster

Leeds United youngster Lewis Cook has been a mainstay in the side this season.

According to the Daily Mail, Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook is being tracked by Liverpool, but the club should be doing everything they can to keep hold of him. 

Cook has become a mainstay in Leeds' side this season, making 24 appearances, despite only being 17 years old, and it shows just how highly regarded he is at Elland Road. 

However, someone of Cook's talent was never likely to stay a secret for long and it seems that he has a high-profile suitor.

The Daily Mail states that Liverpool believe Cook has the potential to be a star of the future and they have sent scouts down to watch him in recent weeks.

They will have been impressed with what they have seen. The academy graduate plays with a style that belies his tender years and he already looks a complete midfielder. 

  Passes per gamePassing AccuracyChances created per gameInterceptions per gameDribbles per gameTouches per gameTackles per gameDispossessed per gameAppearancesMins Played
Lewis Cook 35.33 78.18% 1.08 1.83 1.08 48.58 1.41 1.54 24 1785

Although Cook still shows signs of naivety, his desire to move the game on is a really appealing quality. 

Cook creates over a chance a game for his teammates, while he also shows a willingness to dribble with the ball and constantly makes himself an option. 

Furthermore, Cook has turned into an important defensive player for the side. A tough tackler, he also reads the game well and makes a large amount of interceptions. 

Considering this is his first season as a senior professional, they are hugely impressive statistics and Leeds would be foolish to capitalise on interest at this stage, considering just how much potential Cook has. 

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