Leeds boss Steve Evans wants star midfielder to rebuff Liverpool's approaches

Leeds boss Steve Evans wants star midfielder to rebuff Liverpool's approaches

The 22-year-old who can play in midfield or full-back, was valued at £8million but according to The Sun, could be available for as little as £5million in January.

Leeds United striker Chris Wood has received a vote of confidence from Steve Evans amid a "barren spell" of one goal in seven games.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Evans had added of Byram: "He's back to the form of how he was long before I arrived. We opened them up a number of times and on another day, we go in front and win the game".

"What I do know there's two parties that need to come together and do something in January because we want our good players".

The Whites, who drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest last weekend, are now undefeated in five Championship outings as the club currently find themselves 14th in the standings with 30 points from 23 games, just seven points adrift of the final playoff spot.

"He's covering every blade of grass and you feel for him but I'm the type of manager who'll stick by him". That said, a win this week would see them extend their current winning run to three games, following a 3-2 win over Wolves and a 1-0 victory over Preston in recent times.

The visitors were camped inside Forest's half, but their early productivity was undone when Byram was booked for diving in the box, before Bellusci's mistake cost Leeds dearly.

"Credit to them, they kept on going".

United were quick out of the blocks as Stuart Dallas went close when he pulled a 20-yard shot past the post and Chris Wood almost headed on target from a corner minutes later.

"I felt today that our best way to win the game was to retreat and hit them on the counter-attack and if some of our decision making was better in the second half, we'd have been winners but it's something we've got to work on".

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