Which Liverpool players on loan this season helped or hurt their status?

  • The start of a new era means there are possibly new chances for players who weren't at Liverpool this season.  
  • Several Reds on loan played very well this past season.
  • There were some that still struggled to get the job done. 
Coventry City v Hull City - Sky Bet Championship
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The dreaded final game finally creeped up on Liverpool fans as they waved goodbye too Jurgen Klopp against Wolves in which the whole stadium showed their upmost respect.

Klopp ended his tenure as Liverpool boss with a 2-0 win over Wolves with nothing to play for as they already knew that they would finish third and be in the Champions League next season.

So therefore new manager Arne Slot will be straight into Europe's elite competition with the Reds and he will be expected to compete against the very best.

He may do this with the help of adding some players in the transfer window but there are also several players who are making their way back to Liverpool after spending this season out on loan.

So who could Arne Slot look to out of those who gained more experience away from the club and who may he look to move on?

Fabio Carvalho

Fabio Carvalho
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The player who was on every Liverpool supporters list when he left the club on loan at the start of the campaign was Fabio Carvalho.

Having joined from Fulham after impressing during their Championship winning season, there was excitement about what the youngster may bring to Anfield, however it didn't work out as everyone wanted.

He started his Liverpool career in decent fashion as he was in and around the first team whilst scoring two goals in the first nine league games.

Unfortunately for him after that he fell out of favor under Klopp and ended up out on loan to RB Leipzig to start the 2023/24 season but that also didn't go to plan as he didn't get the game time that was originally agreed that he would get.

Therefore he returned back to the Championship with Hull City and his form saw him win the April young player of the month award as he ended his time back in the second division with nine goals as well as two assists.

Arne Slot is known for playing with a number ten whereas with Klopp that wasn't the case as Carvalho was often either on the wing or playing in a deeper role so the chance could be there for him in pre-season to make a claim to be a first-teamer yet again at Anfield.

Tyler Morton

Tyler Morton, Jay Stansfield
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Another Hull City player who has impressed in the second tier has bee Tyler Morton and at just 21-years-old he certainly seems to have a big future ahead of him in football.

He was trusted before in big games by Jurgen Klopp as he was given starts against AC Milan and Tottenham Hotspur away from home so it is clear to see that they believe he has talent.

This upcoming campaign does appear to be a make or break it year for Morton at Liverpool as he has now spent two seasons on loan in the Championship at Blackburn Rovers and Hull City during which he did impress.

He managed to get eight goal contributions for Hull playing either in a deep position or as a more all action central midfielder which could both fit in Slot's style of play as he likes to use a double pivot compared to one sat deep in Klopp's system.

The pre-season for Morton could be massive as he will certainly believe now that he should be playing in the top division but whether that will be for Liverpool or not remains to be seen.

An honorable mention out of the players who spent the season out on loan is Sepp Van Den Berg who was at Mainz in the Bundesliga and played every league game bar one.

He was a key reason as to why Klopp's former club ended up avoiding relegation by quite a comfortable margin in the end and at 21-years-old now it could be the perfect time for him to step-up to be a genuine senior option for Liverpool as they are reportedly in the market for a centre back due to Joel Matip's contract not being extended.

As well as him Vítězslav Jaroš has had a strong 2024 in Austria with Sturm Graz helping them stop the Red Bull Salzburg dominance by winning the Austrian Bundesliga as well as the Austrian Cup.

Overall he played 21 games for the club keeping seven clean sheets and he may just be eyeing up Caoimhin Kelleher's spot as back-up goalkeeper next season if he does depart to be first-choice somewhere.

Players that hurt their stock

Calvin Ramsay

Liverpool v Derby County - Carabao Cup Third Round
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When Calvin Ramsay joined Liverpool from Aberdeen in 2022 there was genuine intrigue if he could give serious competition to Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Unfortunately for him though he suffered a big knee injury which restricted him to just two senior appearances for the Reds but in those games against Derby County and Napoli his tall figure at full-back excited fans.

To get more match fitness he went out on loan to Preston North End in the Championship but he was recovering from knee surgery so he only managed two league appaearances.

Liverpool recalled him to then send him back out on loan this time to League one with Bolton Wanderers who were going for promotion.

Even in the third tier he only managed 67 minutes of action and now with the emergence of Conor Bradley for Liverpool it does appear that the 20-year-old's immediate future at Liverpool could be in doubt.

Another loan deal may be the best option for him but Liverpool would need to make sure that the club he may go to plays him and fans may just see the same outcome that they've had with Bradley this season.

Harvey Davies

Harvey Davies
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Harvey Davies has had a slight taste of what could be his future at Liverpool as he has been apart of pre-season camps as well as playing in games for the club.

He joined Crewe Alexandra on loan this season in what was his first loan deal of his career and he was immediately the starting keeper for the League 2 side.

Davies played 21 of the first 22 league games but after errors leading to goals he was dropped in the middle of the campaign with his own fans even booing him off the pitch.

After being benched for nine games he was forced to come back in due to an injury to 19-year-old Tom Booth. However he ended the season not even being named in squads as Max Stryjek was brought in on a emergency loan and he helped the club get to the League 2 play-off final on penalties.

So Davies hasn't had a good first experience out on loan and with Jaros having a good spell it would appear that he is more likely to get a chance to either be the back-up to Alisson or replace Adrian as the third choice goalkeeper.

Another couple of Liverpool players who will be looking to move on after loans this season are Rhys Williams and Nathaniel Phillips.

Slot will know how vital they were a few years ago but both failed in their respective loan spells out in Scotland in the first-half of the campaign so realistically they will have played their last games for Liverpool.