It seems the rumours linking Kamil Grabara have turned out to be legitimate; the Reds’ 20-year-old Polish ‘keeper has signed a new contract at Liverpool and joined Huddersfield Town on a season-long loan.
After reports suggested that the Terriers’ head coach, Jan Siewert, was keen to add the talented Poland under-21 stopper to his dwindling ranks, it appears he has convinced both player and club that the move makes sense for all parties.
The Reds have their own diminished numbers in goal to contend with, after both Vitezslav Jaros joined fellow young ‘keeper Caoimhin Kelleher on the sidelines.
That has necessitated the call-up of recently-signed fellow Pole, 16-year-old Jakub Ojrzyński, who joins Simon Mignolet and Dan Atherton on the Reds’ pre-season tour of the USA.
Now he’s committed his future to Liverpool, Jürgen Klopp and goalkeeping coach, John Achterberg, can assess his development Yorkshire as he faces what will hopefully be an educative campaign in the Championship.
Alisson is likely to be the Reds’ No. 1 between the sticks for many years to come, although the long-term future of the club’s back-up, Simon Mignolet, is less assured.
Perhaps, in the future, Liverpool might come to depend on Grabara’s glovesmanship in whatever situation that may arise in.
We wish the young ‘keeper all the best at Huddersfield where he will likely have Ben Hamer to compete with for a spot between the sticks.