Liverpool could still lose several players on loan deals before tomorrow’s transfer deadline.
The Reds look set to do some late incoming business, with a deal for Ryan Gravenberch actively being discussed with Bayern Munich.
Thankfully journalist Neil Jones is on hand to dismiss talk of all three leaving. Speaking on his YouTube channel this morning, Jones did however report that as many as four players could find new clubs before Friday.
“One player that is probably on his on his way out of Liverpool, and no surprise in this one, is Nat Phillips,” says the journalist. “Celtic are favourites to sign the player on season long loan deal.
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“Another player who could be out on loan by the end of the week could by Tyler Morton. Hull City are among the clubs who are chasing him. He had a good season last year with Blackburn, now he could be going back to the Championship with Hull. We’ll see if that one gets done, but I was told there was a good chance that Morton goes out.
“A few other players that could have loan deals. Bobby Clark is one who’s been around the first team in this pre-season. He’s looking like he’s going to sign a new contract, then he could be loaned to a Championship club. Luke Chambers another who’s got some suitors, Swansea City and Bayer Leverkusen have been linked with him.”
Liverpool looking to loan market
With just a couple of days left of the window, Liverpool have done surprisingly little in the way of loans so far.
Fabio Carvalho left in a high-profile deal to join RB Leipzig. Meanwhile Rhys Williams headed up to Aberdeen. Calvin Ramsay is at Preston North End, while Sepp van den Berg re-joined the Bundesliga with Mainz.
But four deals is barely anything given the plethora of young players at the club who could do with getting minutes.
As a result, it would be good to see all four of these get over the line.
Phillips could really do with a permanent sale all-told. But at this stage anything is better than sitting around wasting another year of his career. A move to Celtic looks a really good one for him. If he does well, a sale could still happen next year.
Chambers, Clark and Morton meanwhile all look like players who could have long-term futures at Liverpool. Loans this season could make or break that for Morton and Chambers in particular, with Clark still a couple of years younger.
So, as long as there are no permanent transfers, we’re happy to sign off on all of these. If they’re our only outgoings, no one will be upset.