Liverpool Dealt Blow In Pursuit Of Championship Ace

Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Leicester City star Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall as the midfielder has issued an update on his future.

Despite a rough patch in February and March, which saw the side drop to third in the table, below the automatic promotion places, the Foxes recovered well and will now end the season as champions of England’s second tier following a comfortable 3-0 victory at Preston North End on Monday night.

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Dewsbury-Hall has had an excellent campaign at the King Power Stadium under former Manchester City assistant coach Enzo Maresca. In 49 appearances in all competitions for the East Midlands club, the 25-year-old has bagged 12 goals and recorded 15 assists. No player at Leicester has managed more goal contributions in the 2023/24 season.

These impressive displays have garnered interest in clubs from the Premier League. Liverpool were one side linked with the midfielder before the campaign commenced last summer, while Fulham and Manchester City were also reportedly keeping tabs on him.

More recently, Manchester United were said to be interested in his services, but it was always held that Dewsbury-Hall wouldn’t move unless Leicester failed to earn promotion back to the top-flight at the first time of asking.

Having picked up the Player of the Year Award on Tuesday night, Dewsbury-Hall confirmed that he was staying at the King Power Stadium, claiming that he has “no intention of leaving” [quotes via Owynn Palmer-Atkin]:

“I’ve been at Leicester since I was 8 years old and I’ve got no intention of leaving,” he said.

“My intention is very clear.”

Writer’s View

Dewsbury-Hall was good enough to move to a Premier League club after Leicester City were relegated last season, whether that be with Manchester United, Liverpool or any other suitors. However, he stayed with his boyhood club and was instrumental to their promotion back to the promised land, which tells you a lot about his character.

Now, he’ll be back where he belongs, playing for the club he loves and Leicester won’t feel the pressure to sell him over the coming months as they will have Premier League money once more.

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