Liverpool midfielder Tyler Morton may be heading away from Anfield on loan again this season having now almost recovered from a broken foot.

The youngster is attracting interest from the Championship according to Darren Witcoop, with Jurgen Klopp now set to make a decision on whether or not he will allow the 20-year-old to temporarily depart.

Morton spent the last campaign with Blackburn Rovers where he excelled, becoming a regular member of Jon Dahl Tomasson’s squad as he registered four assists in 46 appearances. Rovers fell just short of a play-off spot last season and are expected to be keen on seeing him return for a second spell.

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Unfortunately, the academy graduate suffered a metatarsal fracture in April which meant he was unable to finish the season with Blackburn – it also kept him out of the Reds’ pre-season training camp, though he is currently edging closer to being fit again.

Klopp has handed nine appearances to the young Englishman since his Liverpool debut in 2021 during a Carabao Cup clash versus Norwich City. Two months later, he made his first Premier League appearance in a 4-0 victory over Arsenal.

A potential delay in any deal that sees Morton head out on loan could be down to the Reds’ current midfield conundrum. Klopp is extremely short in the middle of the park having overseen the exits of James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson and Fabinho this summer.

What next for Morton?

Liverpool also failed in their highly publicised pursuits of Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia, both of whom preferred Chelsea, meaning an extra body or two in midfield may have to be added before Morton gets the green light to head to the second tier.

It is a crucial period in the youngster’s career having spent the past few months out of action, so returning to regular playing time is of importance. Should the Reds secure new additions in the middle, then his opportunities for minutes may be limited at Anfield.

He will certainly not be short of suitors, so the next week or two will be key for Morton’s short-term future.

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