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Report: Ben Woodburn is close to a loan move to Hearts from Liverpool

Liverpool are expected to move on a number of players this summer, we’ve already seen quite a few shifted. Despite the exodus thus far we still have a few more players on their way out. According to The Athletic, Ben Woodburn is close to a loan move to Hearts despite Pep Lijnders fighting for the youngster to stay.

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Record breaker

Liverpool brought Ben Woodburn to the club at U7 level.

The Welshman rose through the ranks impressing at every age group.

Back in 2016 he became the club’s youngest ever scorer when he netted against Leeds United in a League Cup quarter final.

However, his meteoric rise came to something of a juddering halt in the following years.

Loan spells were marred by injuries and a lack of minutes – his stint at Sheffield United was cut short.

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Ben Woodburn to join Hearts on loan

This summer the 21-year-old entered the final year of his deal.

Despite this the player is still expected to leave the club on loan.

According to The Athletic, Ben Woodburn is close to joining Hearts until January.

However, this apparently goes against the wishes of Pep Lijnders who has urged Jürgen Klopp to keep the player with the Dutchman crediting the youngster with keeping intensity high in training over the summer.

What RTK has to say

There’s still a sliver of hope that his story at Liverpool isn’t over yet.

If Ben Woodburn impresses at Hearts then he could be handed a new deal at Anfield.

Pep Lijnders is fighting his case and some strong performances in the Scottish Premiership could well help further.

He’s got an abundance of potential and he impressed in pre-season, maybe, just maybe, he could stick around next season.

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