Marcelo Pitaluga has admitted that he could leave on loan, with the Liverpool keeper primed to depart Anfield for the season.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the Brazilian youngster revealed that there’s a chance that he could head out again for the year to an EFL club, with Pitaluga spending last season with Macclesfield Town.
Pitaluga said: “Going out on loan to a Football League team is one possibility. We will see how it goes, but it is massive at my age to be playing games. It would be a step up from last season, but I am more than ready for that.”
Pitaluga is one of many young keepers on Liverpool’s books as the 20-year-old looks like a candidate to leave the Reds on loan for the season.
With Alisson Becker the established no. 1, Pitaluga has some years to go before he can even think about challenging the Brazilian, with a loan spell this season in the EFL critical for the youngster’s development.
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And the goalkeeper being aware of this is key, with Pitaluga likely already speaking to Liverpool about leaving on loan at some stage this summer.
Pitaluga has to leave Liverpool on loan for the season
Loan spells are crucial for any young player at a top club to continue their development, and Pitaluga could do with another year away from Liverpool.
The keeper impressed out on loan with Macclesfield last term, and a move this summer to a club higher up in the English footballing pyramid will be key to Pitaluga hitting his potential.
With a few days left before the window closes, Liverpool have time to finalise a deal for Pitaluga a move, with the keeper himself seemingly keen on leaving on loan.