One young Liverpool player could depart Anfield on loan in the final week of the transfer window, according to reports.
Hull Live have stated that a clutch of Championship clubs are chasing a temporary move for Tyler Morton before Friday night’s transfer deadline, with the Reds keen to see the 20-year-old loaned out again for this season in order to gain first-team experience.
Hull City are believed to be among the sides hoping to pounce upon that situation and could well make a move for him in the coming days. The report didn’t explicitly mention any other club with designs on landing the midfielder.
While a number of young Liverpool players enhanced their reputations during the Reds’ pre-season tour of Germany and Singapore, Morton was unfortunately not involved with Jurgen Klopp’s squad. That’s because he was continuing his rehabilitation from a foot fracture he suffered in April while on loan a Blackburn.
That spell at Ewood Park enabled him to feature regularly at senior level, featuring 46 times for Rovers as he took to life in the Championship with aplomb (Transfermarkt).
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He’s already made a big impression on his current manager, with Klopp describing the 20-year-old’s ‘football brain’ as ‘absolutely exceptional’ after his performance away to AC Milan in December 2021 (Hull Live) – quite a compliment to be given to someone who was then a teenager.
With the likes of Stefan Bajcetic and Harvey Elliott already established as first-team players, and others such as Bobby Clark and James McConnell impressing in pre-season, Morton could find it very difficult to get senior game-time at Liverpool during the 2023/24 campaign.
Ideally, a club like Hull – who’ve made a bright start in the Championship – will give him the minutes he deserves at first-team level, enabling him to return to Anfield in a few months’ time with a more developed skill set.