Charlie Taylor must snub Liverpool move

Leeds' Liam Cooper (R) and Charlie Taylor celebrate at the final whistle

Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor has courted interest from Liverpool and Stoke City, according to a report.

Brentford's Akaki Gogia in action with Leeds United's Charlie Taylor

It must have been exciting for Leeds United star Charlie Taylor to wake up this morning and hear his name in the same sentence as Liverpool.

That is because, according to Team Talk, the young left-back has courted interest from the Reds.

But as tempting as it is to join one of the most illustrious clubs in Europe, the 22-year-old must go with his head rather than this heart. Joining Liverpool would not be the smartest choice.

Leeds United's Charlie Taylor in action with Brentford's Toumani Diagouraga

Manager Jurgen Klopp is under pressure to strengthen his left-back role following Alberto Moreno's horror show in the Europa League final, but it would be suicidal for the German to effectively replace him with a Championship player.

If it went wrong, and it's a huge risk, then Klopp would lose a lot of followers - and rightly so.

Consequently, if Liverpool are interested then he would surely be recruited initially as an understudy to someone else, but Taylor is too young and too promising to waste a few precious years of his career playing second fiddle to an established left-back.

This is a man who was Leeds United's Player of the Year this past season. It would be a huge shame if he were to leave Elland Road and barely feature at his next club.

Charlie Taylor of Leeds United (R) in action with Modou Sougou of Sheffield Wednesday

With his contract set to expire in 12 months, he is bound to attract interest from the Premier League following the season that he's just had.

The same report states that he would also have the choice to join Stoke City. Whatever his decision, it must be made based on where his best first-team chances lie - and it's not at Liverpool.

Charlie Taylor celebrates with team mates after scoring the second goal for Leeds

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