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Liverpool Trial Coventry Starlet Ahead of Potential Transfer

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Coventry City defender Cian Harries has been given permission to trial at Liverpool with a transfer on the table.

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Having already made 13 senior appearances so far this season for Coventry City, 19-year-old centre half Cian Harries is set to spend a week training with Liverpool’s first team ahead of a potential transfer. In an unusual move, the League One side have given the Reds a chance to get a first-hand look at their promising prospect.

Harries, who only signed his first professional contract a year ago, recently signed a four-year extension and, after making just one senior appearance in 2015-16, has become a regular rotation option at the back this year. The youngster has been compared to Liverpool legend Alan Hansen by those who keep tabs on Coventry.

Liverpool and Coventry have previously agreed similar trial deals, and in 2011 prospect Connor Thomas spent time training at Melwood with a £1M deal agreed in principle but in the end Liverpool decided to pass on the player. Harries is considered more likely to secure a permanent move, with the potential fee as yet undisclosed.

According to the Coventry Telegraph, Liverpool have been tracking Harries for some time. Though raw, the youngster is technically skilled and has shown great promise as a ball-playing defender. Though born in Birmingham, Harries has represented Wales at the youth level, most recently appearing for their U19 side.