AFC Barrow manager Pete Wild has praised Luca Stephenson after the League Two side announced the loan signing of the Liverpool talent.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the EFL coach spoke of his delight of bringing the youngster to Holker Street, with Stephenson set for his first taste of professional football.
Wild said: “Firstly, I’d like to say thank you to Liverpool for their cooperation with this. We’re really pleased that they’ve trusted us with one of their bright prospects.
“We’ve done our homework and we feel he’ll be a really good addition to the group. Hoepfully we can help Luca on his journey like we’ve done with other loan players in the past.”
Barrow is a great first loan for Stephenson
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A successful first loan move can be key in a young player getting their career off to the right start, and Stephenson at Barrow could do just that.
The 19-year-old is tipped for a massive future at Liverpool, and a successful spell in League Two could give Stephenson the platform needed to begin his professional career.
With Barrow a club who have prided themselves in using the loan market well, Stephenson could become a hit this season, and Wild’s comments hint at a major role for the Liverpool youngster.