Jerome Sinclair and Jack Dunn are set to move out on loan this week…
Liverpool are expected to confirm loan deals for both Jerome Sinclair and Jack Dunn later this week, with Brendan Rodgers keen to ensure that both players get the chance to impress in professional football.
According to reports in the Liverpool Echo, a host of scouts attended Liverpool’s U21 win against Everton on Monday night, having been impressed by the Reds’ performance against Chelsea one week earlier.
Sinclair, who scored a brilliant solo goal against the Blues, has been widely tipped to move, as has winger Dunn, who has already spent time with Cheltenham so far this season.
Academy director Alex Inglethorpe is hopeful that further loan deals for the club’s most promising young stars will help develop more players capable of breaking into the first-team, such as teenage sensation Jordon Ibe.
Sheyi Ojo is already performing well at Wigan, while Ibe’s spells at Birmingham City and Derby County have helped transform him into one of the most exciting young players in the country.
Liverpool U21 manager Michael Beale said: “I think, yes, the (loan) window ends in the next 14 days and we’ve got a number of things, there’s a nice little break now where we can sit down and talk about them. I’m sure Alex will sit down with Brendan and make the correct decisions for the boys.
“Jack’s (Dunn) been excellent, he’s gone away in Cheltenham and was absolutely flying when he unfortunately got an injury there, and he’s worked his way back, and the next step for Jack is to go and play League football.
“He got three or four goals in five games there, he’s another player who’s got a hell of a lot of options this week so you probably won’t see him after this week maybe.
“You see tonight, I looked at the list of clubs who were coming to scout it, and there was a lot of people. There’s a lot of players on both teams tonight that are really good.
“Everton have a boy in midfield (Liam) Walsh who I think is outstanding and the centre forward (David) Henen I think is interesting and the two centre halves Galloway and Browning, everyone knows who they are. Ledson showed he is top class on the goal.
“Everton have got lots and lots of good players and I’m really looking forward to the return game at Goodison in April.”