Premier League clubs are interested in signing Liverpool youngster Owen Beck on-loan next season.
That’s according to the Liverpool Echo, who claim that the 19-year-old could leave the club on a temporary basis this summer.
Enquiries for Beck have reportedly already been made from the Premier League, Championship and clubs in Europe.
Liverpool are said to be willing to allow ‘a number’ of academy players to leave to get game-time elsewhere. However, a decision on the future of Beck and others will only be taken once pre-season has begun.
Beck impresses Jurgen
Beck has shown enough during his two appearances for Liverpool to suggest that he could have a future at the club.
He has also reportedly impressed Jurgen Klopp at the AXA Training Centre. Back in April, The Athletic reported that Klopp had been taken with the way the left-back was providing crosses for Mohamed Salah to score from.
This led to a chance in the first-team for Beck, who is famously the great-nephew of Reds legend Ian Rush.
Although the teenager does appear to have inherited some of his great-uncle’s talent, he will turn twenty in August. Having seen so little senior football up to this point, it’s crucial that he does so now.
The Premier League would feel like an enormous step-up and one that would surely come too soon. But if Beck can have himself a decent season in, say, the Championship, it will do him the world of good.
Left-back is a position that Klopp has boxed off at the moment. Andy Robertson isn’t going anywhere and Kostas Tsimikas is as good-a-back-up as they come.
A good spell on-loan will certainly put Beck in the manager’s thoughts though. Klopp is clearly a fan of his talent. If he can prove it on a regular basis, he could be in business.