Liverpool youngster Tyler Morton could be set for a loan move away from the club this summer.
According to Goal, loan interest is growing in the Liverpool star. However, The Reds may reportedly still keep Morton to use as back-up to the senior midfielders.
The 19-year-old had his first taste of first-team football last season. Morton made nine appearances and held his own admirably.
This has reportedly led to interest in taking him on a temporary basis. No clubs are mentioned specifically as being interested in the Liverpool prospect.
Plenty to weigh-up for Morton before new season
A loan for Morton would make sense at this stage of his development. He has the look of a player who could potentially have a longer future at Liverpool, but it’s important he plays regularly.
Arguably, this may still happen to a degree at Liverpool. Nine appearances is a decent amount for such a young player in such a good team. Jurgen Klopp hasn’t added to his ranks in midfield, so Morton could reasonably expect a similar return next season.
It also works in his favour that Klopp is a big fan of his. Just last week, the Liverpool boss called his progress in a new, more advanced role as ‘incredible.’
Jurgen obviously sees big potential in the teenager, it isn’t just lip service.
Whether or not Morton leaves will potentially be based on whether the right club can be found for him. If he is to move to another team as a squad player, he may as well stay at Liverpool.
If he can leave and play regularly in a team that plays the right kind of way, it will be worth it for him.
The pitfalls of choosing the wrong club for a loan move were laid bare by his academy colleague Leighton Clarkson. Clarkson was in a similar position to Morton last year, with a loan to Blackburn Rovers regarded as a big step in his development.
It didn’t work out for him at Ewood Park. Not only that, but he returned to Anfield with Morton now firmly ahead of him in the pecking order. Morton must choose his steps carefully and with diligent advice. Let’s see what happens.