The Liverpool academy is stacked with talent. The Reds have scores of youngsters looking to make an impression and break into the first team. When there’s such success in the first XI it’s difficult to break in as a youngster, temporary moves can help. Here are three players Liverpool should loan out in 2021.
Sepp van den Berg
18-year-old centre back Sepp van den Berg arrived at Liverpool in the summer of 2019.
The lanky Dutchman had recently broken the record for being the youngest player to reach 10 top flight appearances in the Netherlands.
He is yet to establish himself in the first team at Anfield, unsurprising given his age.
A loan move for the Dutchman would see him develop the physical side of his game.
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He would also get up to speed with the pace and power of the senior game. He’s got talent, he just needs to be blooded.
18-year-old striker Layton Stewart has been on fire for the academy this season.
The Scouser has been in devastating form. His finishing ability and turn of pace have drawn comparisons to Fernando Torres.
He could do with learning what is required of him in the men’s game.
He is unlikely to break into the first team in the next couple of years unless he can show that he deliver when we need to rest a first choice forward.
A temporary move to the Championship could be just what’s needed for the youngster, he’s wasted at age group level.
Ok, sure. Harvey Elliott is already on loan and he’s doing fine enough.
The youngster may not be ready to start in the first team next term though.
It would be a waste to have him sitting on the bench next season.
Another loan move could be the ideal move, a Premier League club would be ideal for him.
He’s proven he can do it in the Championship with his stellar Blackburn Rovers performances.
If he can prove he can do it in the Premier League then the 2022/23 season could be his.