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Official: Liverpool Defender Signs for Troyes FC

After choosing not to renew his Liverpool contract, Yasser Larouci has joined the Ligue 1 side on a free transfer.

Liverpool Training Session Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Hopes were high for Yasser Larouci’s prospects at Liverpool when the Algerian-born youngster first joined from Le Havre in 2017 after rejecting a professional contract with the Ligue 2 side he had captained at the U17 level.

Four years later, and after signalling last summer that he would not sign a new deal to extend his stay on Merseyside, he has again moved on, this time returning to France and signing a five year deal with Ligue 1’s Troyes FC.

As the move is to a club outside of England, Liverpool will be owed around £250k as training compensation—far less than they would have earned in compensation had the 20-year-old instead signed with a club in England.

Larouci made two senior appearances in his time at Liverpool, both in the FA Cup in 2019-20, with a substitute appearance against Everton and a start against Shrewsbury Town in the third and fourth rounds respectively.

Once he made it clear to the club in the summer of 2020 that he would not extend his stay at the club, chances were always going to be hard to come by for him last season and his appearances were restricted to the U23s.