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Lyon’s French starlet Mohamed Bahlouli is attracting high level interest from Liverpool according to reports coming out of France, The 18-year-old is tipped for the top after impressing in the French youth leagues.
Mohamed Bahlouli, has spoken in the past of his admiration for ex Liverpool midfielder Phil Coutinho
“Lionel Messi is impossible to imitate,” he told Goal. “The one I’m looking at is Philippe Coutinho. I watch his games and his videos on YouTube.
“He has everything a modern attacking midfielder needs. He is capable expressing himself by dribbling, scoring or setting up other, all the time positioning himself to keep his team balanced.”
The 18 year old has scored 38 goals in 42 appearances for the Lyon youth team and the French outfit are very aware of Liverpool’s intent to bring their star player to Anfield, they still hope to tie him down to a new deal.
Even though he is yet to make a first team appearance, Mohamed Bahlouli is viewed as the next big thing, following in the footsteps of former graduates the likes of Karim Benzema, Alexandre Lacazette, Corentin Tolisso and Nabil Fekir have all came through the Lyon ranks.