Liverpool are still one of the sides waiting to see if Ryan Gravenberch becomes available.

With less than four days to go in the transfer market, the Reds continue to be linked with a move for the Bayern Munich midfielder.

And now, as per German reported Tobi Altschaffl on Twitter, there remains a chance that Liverpool could get Gravenberch. That could be on a permanent deal, or it could be on-loan. Altschaffl also suggests that any transfer could be linked to the future of Manchester United’s Scott McTominay.

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“Update FC Bayern: the board is currently checking how Scott McTominay’s transfer could be implemented. Thomas Tuchel is a supporter of the transfer,” explains the journalist.

“Ryan Gravenberch’s future is still open: loan and transfer are still possible. Liverpool is still in a big candidate.”

Gravenberch loan possibility

Although Liverpool don’t usually do loans – or at least don’t have much success with them – this one could make sense.

The Reds are obviously big fans of Gravenberch. Jurgen Klopp in particular is said to be an advocate for bringing the 21-year-old to Anfield.

But with Bayern not quite sure they want to sell him, perhaps they’d be more open to a loan deal.

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That would mean that Liverpool get a much-needed body through the door, with the Germans retaining the possibility of keeping Gravenberch longer-term.

Of course, Liverpool shouldn’t be in the business of improving other team’s players for them. There isn’t much upside to the club doing that. But if they can include a buy option for the Netherlands international, it could be smart business.

Rather than anything on Bayern’s side, it could still be that Gravenberch isn’t the player Liverpool need. He was great at Ajax but has stagnated since his move to Germany last year.

As a result, a loan would allow Klopp and co to asses the Dutchman before making a better informed decision. We’re not usually a fan of these kinds of deals for Liverpool, but why not roll the dice this time.

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