Liverpool youngster Bobby Clark is set to sign a new contract at the club.
Clark has risen to prominence since signing from Newcastle United in 2021. Having already made his first-team debut, big things are expected from the Geordie.
And according to journalist Neil Jones, that potential is set to be rewarded with a new contract. Writing for Fabrizio Romano’s Daily Briefing today, Jones gave an update on whether Liverpool fans can expect to see any of their youngsters head out on-loan between now and Friday.
Meanwhile, a final decision is said to be yet to be made on Clark.
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What does seem to have been decided is that the 18-year-old will sign a new deal ahead of the new season. He could then reportedly move on temporarily to the Championship.
Clark set for new deal
It would be a bit of a shame to see Clark depart ahead of the new campaign. With Liverpool in the Europa League, the teenager could reasonably expect some more minutes in 2023/24.
Jurgen Klopp has already spoken of his admiration for Clark. Having broken into the senior squad last year, Klopp called the youngster a ‘really interesting’ player [liverpoolfc.com].
Although that’s not an indication that the manager would give him minutes, it does at least show that Clark has caught Jurgen’s attention.
And why wouldn’t he. As he showed during this summer’s friendly games, the No.42 is a real talent.
Perhaps in need of a little bulking up, a year in the Championship would probably be good for him. But if Liverpool can nurture him correctly, he could have part to play this season.
For the other lads mentioned here, you can’t argue with the decisions on any of them.