When Jurgen Klopp first joined Liverpool, it took him a while to get to grips with the English system in relation to the development of young players.
Here, it’s normal for teenagers not involved in first-team duties to leave on loan for added experience, but it isn’t in Germany where the boss had previously worked – where big sides have second teams who play competitively in lower leagues.
As a result, Klopp recalled a lot of our loanees last term, with the likes of Ryan Kent, Sheyi Ojo, Danny Ward and Kevin Stewart all returning to Anfield.
This coming season though, youngsters will be sent on loan, with Klopp realising our Under-21 league doesn’t provide suitable competition or the chance to improve.
According to the Echo, less loan deals will be made, but the club will work harder to make sure players allowed to depart are going to the right club.
Liverpool will actively send staff to check the training facilities, analyse the prospective team’s style of play and examine training methods, too.
The Football League has scrapped the emergency loan system, meaning Liverpool can only send players away during transfer windows, so it’s imperative we work harder to make sure our youngsters are at clubs where they’ll actively progress.