Leeds United youngster Clarke taken to hospital after falling ill

Ross Houston
February 12, 2019

The 18-year-old winger was substituted at half-time, but required medical treatment on the bench late in the game and was given oxygen before being carried from the ground on a stretcher.

Jurgen Klopp has identified Leeds United forward Jack Clarke as a summer transfer target for Liverpool FC, according to reports in the British media.

The 18-year-old starred for the U23's before breaking in to the first team set-up last year and Clarke is now an established part of Marcelo Bielsa's squad having featured in each of Leeds' last 13 Championship games.

Clarke collapsed during the second half of Leeds' thrilling 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough at the Riverside.

"All we know is Jack didn't feel well, we don't really know the reasons yet", said Bielsa whose side equalised during 12 minutes of stoppage time when Kalvin Phillips headed a 101st-minute leveller to take Leeds back to the top of the table.

'He was taken to the hospital to see if everything was alright'.

"The important thing is that fingers crossed, the boy is okay and he recovers because he's a very talented young player", he said.

The rumours have it that if Leeds can secure promotion to the Premier League next season then they might make a move for James Milner and Liverpool are willing to offload the midfielder in return for Clarke. He has scored two goals and added two assists for Leeds in the English second division.

They sit a point ahead of Norwich who face rivals Ipswich on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Main Event HD and Sky Sports Football HD.

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