Liverpool youngster Bobby Clark is closing in on a loan move to Derby County.

Clark has impressed over pre-season, underlining the potential that has seen Jurgen Klopp call him a ‘very interesting’ prospect [].

But with plenty of players ahead of the 18-year-old at the moment, a loan move had seemed a possibility on deadline day.

And according to the Liverpool ECHO, that now looks like becoming a reality. They claim that League One side Derby County are ‘close’ to sealing a deal to sign Clark on a temporary basis.

A variety of loan options have reportedly been discussed. Like Nat Phillips’ transfer to Celtic, it’s claimed that Clark could sign on with Derby until January.

Alternatively, the Reds have reportedly spoken to the Rams about the youngster signing a season-long deal, with a recall option active in the New Year.

Bobby Clark
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Liverpool’s insistence on including a recall capability for Clark underlines the regard in which he’s held at Anfield.

That he’s reportedly set to sign a new contract before leaving obviously does, too.

Klopp is quite clearly a really big fan. And in fact, the only hold up to this going through is said to be that Derby are waiting for the Reds manager to give his personal approval.

If, as seems to be expected, Jurgen does that, it’ll be interesting to see how Bobby gets on in the third division. We think he’s a serious, serious prospect.

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