Liverpool prepare loans for 8 youngsters including a “great talent” hailed by Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool are set to send a number of their promising youngsters out on loan this summer as they attempt to follow the route of academy graduate Trent Alexander-Arnold to the Anfield first team.

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Liverpool are reportedly set to send up to eight of their young academy stars on loan as they continue the search for their next Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The Reds have enjoyed great success with their academy in recent seasons, with a number of graduates carving out a place in Jurgen Klopp’s first team. It looks like Melwood’s next group of promising youngsters are now set to take their first steps into senior football.

According Objective, Owen Beck is among a group of young stars who could have their first opportunities to gain vital experience away from Anfield with a loan move this summer. He is joined by Paul Glatzel, Leighton Clarkson and Jake Cain, who will be aiming to secure temporary moves away from Merseyside this summer after spending time with Tranmere Rovers, Blackburn Rovers and Newport County respectively last season.

Elsewhere, Rhys Williams and Sepp van den Berg could also be given the chance to play more football next season with new loans. The former made his breakthrough for the Reds in the 2020/21 season after a loan spell with Kidderminster Harriers.

He then made 19 appearances throughout the campaign as the Reds suffered a defensive injury crisis towards the end of the season. However, he was unable to add to those experiences last season, with Klopp welcoming back Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip, while summer signing Ibrahima Konate also saw Williams fall further into the league. pecking order.

He was allowed to join Swansea City on a season-long loan last season, but after seeing premium playing time he was recalled to Anfield midway through the campaign.







Rhys Williams could be set for another loan away from Liverpool
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Meanwhile, Dutchman van den Berg has spent the last season and a half on loan with fellow Championship side Preston North End. He has racked up 64 appearances for the team and will apparently get the chance to gain more experience next season.

A final player who could temporarily leave Anfield is Billy Koumetio. Reports suggest he is set to join Austria Vienna on a season-long loan and Klopp will certainly be hoping the move will be a success after previously expressing his admiration for the young defender.

Speaking in the summer of 2020, he said: ‘Billy the kid. He doesn’t look like a kid! In my opinion, his face looks like a kid but everything else is like, wow! Yes, it is a great talent!







Billy Koumetio had already drawn praise from Jurgen Klopp in pre-season
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He would follow fellow academy graduate Conor Bradley out the door, with the youngster having sealed a loan move to Bolton Wanderers earlier this week.

With a full list of academy stars applying for a loan, a couple could be set to leave Anfield for good. Bournemouth continue to seek the services of Nat Phillips after helping Cherries get promoted last season, while Neco Williams is reportedly being watched by Southampton after a successful stint with Fulham.

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