Liverpool have an immense amount of talent at their disposal in the academy, the issue is getting them ready for the first team. In recent years only Trent Alexander-Arnold has managed to break through the ranks to claim a regular first team spot. Prior to Trent’s emergence, the Reds saw Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Michael Owen and Jon Flanagan emerge as first team members. Flanagan’s Liverpool career was sadly cut short by injuries. Temporary moves are a longstanding tactic for giving a hot prospect first team experience, with this in mind, Liverpool should loan more players to Tranmere Rovers.
Liverpool have a good relationship with their League One neighbours on the wrong side of the water. Tranmere Rovers’ home ground, Prenton Park, is also the home ground for Liverpool Womens and Liverpool’s U23 side.
Tranmere have had a difficult start to the season in League One and could definitely do with reinforcements. This was never going to be an easy campaign for the Rovers as they have achieved back to back promotions under manager Micky Mellon. Tranmere racing through the divisions means that any hot prospects sent to Prenton Park are likely to be given a lot of time on the pitch – the team currently only 3 points clear of relegation.
By sending players on loan to Tranmere, youth prospects wouldn’t have to adjust to life in a new city and they would be easily accessible to Liverpool’s coaching and medical staff should they be needed. Not all loan moves for youth players are successful and being sent to faraway lands can be a reason for this, with Prenton Park only a short drive from Anfield, Liverpool should loan players to Tranmere Rovers to keep a close eye on them.