Tyler Morton among latest touted Liverpool youngsters with loans – Liverpool FC
Liverpool have already been busy in the loan market this summer, and if reports are to be believed, Tyler Morton could lead the latest pack to leave.
After a breakthrough campaign last time out, Morton is back and included in the regular first-team squad for pre-season training at the AXA academy.
The 19-year-old appears to have grown in stature during the summer break, following a season in which he made nine appearances in all competitions, including six starts.
With Liverpool not expecting to make another midfield signing in the transfer window, it could be argued that more opportunities would arise for Morton at Liverpool.
But according to OBJECTIVE‘s Neil Jones, the Wallasey teenager is among eight other youngsters who are ‘in line for temporary moves before the window closes’.
Jones names Sepp van den Berg, Rhys Williams, Leighton Clarkson, Jake Cain and Paul Glatzel as possible departures, while Owen Beck is set to spend the entire season at Famalicao in Portugal.
However, along with Morton, 20-year-old striker Jack Bearne is one of two new names linked with a loan move for 2022/23.
It’s unclear if any particular deals are in the works, or if those announced with loans are genuinely ready for release, with Jones previously suggesting that James Norris, Layton Stewart and Max Woltman could also leave.
If all of these players left, it would leave the Reds’ academy permanently short, especially as eight players are already on loan, including Conor Bradley, Billy Koumetio and James Balagizi.
But it stands to reason that Morton would attract interest from a number of clubs, perhaps even in the Championship.
Bearne, meanwhile, would benefit from perfecting his game in the lower parts of the Football League, or perhaps in Scotland, where Luis Longstaff, Adam Lewis and Morgan Boyes have spent time in recent years.
Any loan for Morton would almost certainly come with a new contract, with his final extension at the start of 2021, months before his first-team debut.