After recently terminating Billy Koumetio’s loan spell at Austria Vienna, Liverpool could yet recall four more players from loans this month.
That’s according to the Liverpool Echo.
It is reported that youngsters Jakub Ojrzynski, Max Woltman and Vitezslav Jaros could all be recalled by the Merseyside outfit in January. This is due to a lack of playing time at their respective clubs – as was the case with Koumetio.
Furthermore, with Leighton Clarkson excelling on loan at Aberdeen, the 21-year-old has received interest from the Championship. Consequently, Jurgen Klopp’s side could choose to recall the midfielder, and send him back out on loan in the English second division.
The youngsters returning to Kirkby could potentially leave the club on temporary deals for the second half of the season.
More youngsters could be recalled from their loans
This makes perfect sense for Liverpool. Having originally set agreements with these clubs over minutes on the pitch, if they are not holding up their end of the bargain, then the players should return.
This gives the chance for the Reds to assess where they youngsters are at currently. They could potentially benefit from staying with the U21’s for the remainder of the campaign.
However, the more likely option would be to find other clubs to send them out to. Promises would be needed over game-time, but a worthwhile loan move could prove monumental in a player’s development.
Koumetio has already impressed since returning to Liverpool, and it is said he will remain with the club for the second half of the season.
Either way, players like Clarkson are performing really well out on loan. Therefore, it definitely shows just how valuable a good loan move is, as youngsters can become accustomed to the rigours of first-team football.