Liverpool have been worried about letting Tyler Morton leave on-loan in case he was needed in their midfield this season.
Morton had a good year with Blackburn Rovers last season and had been tipped for a spot in the Liverpool first-team this summer.
But with injury ruling him out of the full pre-season schedule, he was never given the chance to impress Jurgen Klopp.
Nevertheless, The Athletic report that Morton was still provisionally in Klopp’s senior plans. It’s claimed that until last night’s deal was struck to sign Ryan Gravenberch, Liverpool had been ‘anxious’ to allow the 20-year-old to leave.
With their midfield still perhaps slightly light, it’s suggested that the Reds planned to use Morton – who Klopp has previously called ‘incredible [The Times] – as an emergency back-up.
However, with Gravenberch now set to arrive from Bayern Munich, that need has been taken away. As a result, Morton is reportedly set to join Hull City in the Championship.
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The move had seemingly been agreed prior, but had been ‘put on hold’ as a consequence of Liverpol’s anxiety.
Now though, with everyone on the same page, ‘all parties’ are now said to be working to get the paperwork done in time.
The loan is reportedly a ‘straight’ one, with no buy option or clause included at all.
Perhaps Morton will be disappointed to have lost an opportunity in the first-team squad. But the move to Hull should give him more of the game time he needs.