After a horrific ending to 2022-2023 things have been sunshine and rainbows for Liverpool. Finishing the season tremendously last year, All is fair in the world of Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, they’re playing well and the new arrivals are getting acclimated much faster than anticipated. We take a look at the youngsters that are earning match experience on loan this season.
Still, the future is bright on Merseyside, Klopp has been giving hints of an extension and Liverpool have 5 players under 24 years old starting this year.
Young and rejuvenated, yet the future remains bright with more talent on loan. Several talents, scattered across Europe for more confidence, game time and appreciation that they can’t get at Anfield right now.
Tyler Morton: Hull City (August 2023-May 2024)
The Wallasey Native is on loan in the Championship for ninth place, Hull City. He has 2 assists in 5 matches and has played 4 games at Center Defensive Midfield.
At 20 years old, he has 9 senior appearances for his boyhood club and is appreciated upon belief by the Kop. Morton has completed 90% of his passes which is vital under Klopp.
With Liverpool still in a midfield rebuild, can he get a squad role next season?
Adam Lewis: Newport ( July 2023- May 2024)
At 23 years old, Lewis has a glimmer of hope to be in a Liverpool side in the future. Lewis has played Left back and Center-back for Newport this season, only connecting on 20% of his crosses, he doesn’t seem like the future left back after Robertson leaves.
Yet, with only one senior appearance, he has taken strides defensively this year. At 5’9, he has a 55% Ground duel success and a 49% Air duel success which is slightly above average.
His time is running out and we will probably never see him with a Liverpool shirt on.
Nathaniel Phillips: Celtic (August 2023- January 2024)
The Kop will never forget what Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips did for Liverpool. With huge injuries, they stepped up and kept Liverpool in 3rd place in the Premier League.
With rumors always centered around Phillips, Championship and Scottish teams have salivated over him. He has only played twice for Celtic and his loan ends in January. Which is very good for depth with the injury concerns of Konate on a daily basis.
Sepp Van De Berg: Mainz 05 ( July 2023- June 2024)
An underrated loan from Liverpool, Van de Berg possesses tremendous defensive instincts and ability.
Being loaned to Schalke and now Mainz, he has 4 starts in 6 matches for them. He has been terrific for a struggling team.
At 6’2, he has a success in the air of 70%, which is terrific especially for a young player. If he continues on this pace, he will be a great depth piece in the future for Liverpool.
Fabio Carvalho: RB Leipzig ( June 2023- June 2024)
A once fan favorite, after his move from Fulham he has turned into a pariah at Liverpool following his comments about Jurgen Klopp.
A bad 2022, has turned into a worse 2023. RB Leipzig has been fantastic this year, with Xavi Simons patrolling the attacking midfielder position, Carvalho has only gotten one start.
No chances created in 4 games, a once big time prospect seems to be derailing in front of our eyes.
Leighton Clarkson: Aberdeen ( June 2023-June 2027)
A once highly touted prospect, the 21 year old midfielder has been inconsistent in his time at Aberdeen.
He has only completed 64% of his passes. Liverpool loaned him for 4 seasons. He doesn’t fit the future plans under Klopp. A super young midfield has ran Anfield this year, with Clarkson patrolling in Scotland for the future.
Harvey Davis: Crewe ( June 2023- May 2024)
Davis has had a nice season for Crewe this year, with one clean sheet in 11 matches. He has made 45 saves. With Caoimhin Kelleher seemingly to the successor to Alisson, Davis will be loaned for years to come.
N/A: Injured: Rhys Williams, Calvin Ramsey
Liverpool do not have a loan army like Chelsea does, but it is still crucial for them to see some positive signs from their youngsters abroad.