Liverpool could yet allow midfielder Tyler Morton to leave the club on-loan this summer.
Morton had always looked likely to continue his development elsewhere this season, although injury has gotten in the way of that.
Now fully fit and back in first-team training though, the Liverpool Echo report that the 20-year-old could move on.
Morton is said to be one of ‘a number’ of Reds players who could still depart before next Friday’s deadline.
A permanent move doesn’t appear to be under consideration, however. If a transfer does come about, the Echo report that it’s set to be a temporary one.
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Morton set for loan switch
Had Morton not missed a chunk of last season through injury, he could have been a good bet to stick around this season. He was largely impressive at Ewood Park, despite a late season dip.
With Jurgen Klopp assessing his options in midfield, he’d likely have given the academy youngster a chance in pre-season.
Do well there, and who’s to say the manager wouldn’t have been impressed enough to count him among his first-team cohort.
Certainly, Jurgen has spoken highly of Tyler in the past. It was he who labelled him as being an ‘incredible’ midfielder before he headed to Blackburn last year [The Times].
Having learnt a great deal in the Championship, Morton should be a better and more rounded player now.
But having been injured for a while, the England U21 international now needs game time. He simply isn’t going to get that – or enough of it – staying at Liverpool.
As a result, a good loan would be nice. Journalist Darren Witcoop reported last week that Morton is ‘attracting interest’ from the Championship. For now, that might be the best place for him. Let’s see what happens.