How Liverpool may have impacted Leeds United’s January transfer plans

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Liverpool may have just stopped Leeds United signing one of their January transfer targets.

Last week, the Scottish Sun reported that Leeds United are hoping to sign Danny Rogers of Aberdeen.

The 21-year-old goalkeeper has been scouted by the Whites this season, having been on loan at Scottish Championship side Falkirk, and impressing for the club. The keeper has conceded just 13 goals in 19 league games, keeping nine clean sheets, and Leeds want to bring him to Elland Road this month.

However, Liverpool have got involved in their own transfer business, and the Reds may have prevented Leeds from securing the youngster on a permanent signing.

Jurgen Klopp opted to recall goalkeeper Danny Ward from Aberdeen, due to the poor performances of Adam Bogdan, and the impressive form that Ward has been showing in the Scottish Premiership.

Liverpool fans are pleased with this decision, but it has led Aberdeen to assess whether to bring Rogers back to Pittodrie. The young stopper has certainly done enough to earn a chance, and the Daily Record has indicated that the Dons are seriously considering recalling Rogers to be first-choice keeper.

This means that selling him this month is completely off the table, thus ending Leeds’ chances of bringing Rogers to Elland Road.

Leeds were hoping to sign Rogers this month knowing that a deal was possible, with his contract expiring at the end of the season. However, his good form and Ward being recalled by Liverpool has made a move all-but impossible this month.

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