Liverpool have told midfielder Herbie Kane that he will not be leaving the club this summer because he will be needed for first-team duties over the coming weeks, according to Football Insider.
After impressing in League One last season with Doncaster Rovers, several Championship sides including Hull City, as well as Steven Gerrard’s Rangers, were interested in taking him on loan, but that will not be happening.
The Reds have reportedly told Kane that he can expect a first-team debut in the Carabao Cup initially before they see a big role for him in the future. The news comes in the same week that 17-year-old Leighton Clarkson began training at Melwood with the first-team.
Kane made 49 appearances for Doncaster last season, scoring seven and assisting 10 in that time, but was left out of the Reds’ pre-season tour. It is thought that he picked up an injury which prevented him from playing then, rather than the club not wanting him to go.
The Reds drew MK Dons away in the third round of the Carabao Cup last night, so that could well be the game that Kane makes his first-team bow. That game will take place in the final week of September.