It’s a team within a team – a bunch of Liverpool players on loan whose first-team ambitions under Jurgen Klopp may be in question, but who still have something to play for while looking to impress at other teams.
There are currently 13 players who have temporarily left Anfield. Below we take a look at how they are doing and predict what could happen next season.
Tyler Morton – Blackburn
Tyler Morton has made 40 appearances for Blackburn Rovers this season and his progress at Ewood Park and Liverpool last season has been rewarded with a contract extension in early 2023.
He became the third young Liverpool player, after Leighton Clarkson and Harvey Elliot, to join the Lancashire club with varying results in recent seasons.
“It’s been a mixed season for Tyler,” says Blackburn fan Daniel Ainsworth, who chats Rovers on social media. “I think people were a little worried that we might end up in another Layton Clarkson situation when it didn’t really work out.”
“Tyler has received mixed reviews from fans. Some people see him as a really talented midfielder with a high ceiling. Others saw that he was perhaps blocking the path of other young players on the team.
“Still, I liked him. The Premier League probably suits him a little better in terms of his football mindset. He prefers to spend a little more time with the ball in order to accurately time his pass.
Ainsworth says some fans were critical of Morton, most notably last weekend when he fell off the ball ahead of Sheffield United’s stoppage-time winner in the FA Cup quarter-final.
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