Jurgen Klopp hasn ‘ t always been a fan of the loan market, but times have changed at Liverpool.
Having arrived on Merseyside in October , Klopp was shocked to discover that as many as the players were out on loan when he took the role as manager.
Many were hurriedly called back as
the new Reds boss decided to give his entire squad a clean slate and the chance to impress over the following weeks and months.
Klopp’s original aversion to the loan system was partly down to the structure of football in German, where his Borussia Dortmund Under – side played in the third tier of the domestic pyramid – England’s equivalent of League One.
Football on these shores is different, however, meaning loan spells away from the club are needed for players honing their talent.
The demand for competitive, senior action needs to be met to improve and ultimately become better equipped to make the grade at Liverpool, long term.
Along with sporting director Michael Edwards and loan and pathways manager, Julian Ward, Klopp keeps tabs on how his players are developing away from their parent club.
Here, the ECHO takes a closer look at what could be in the future for the players current out on loan at
Liverpool loanee Rhian Brewster ahead of Swansea City v Wigan Athletic match where he scored his first professional goal
This was meant to be the season that Rhian Brewster started to make his mark at Liverpool.
A serious ankle and leg break sidelined him for more than a year, however, and he has been unable to break into the senior team on a regular basis after working his way into contention.
Liverpool’s battle for the Premier League title has meant that Klopp simply hasn’t had the chance to blood him into action as regularly as the striker would have liked.
A January loan move to Swansea is paying dividends with four goals in 20 games so far and another potential switch next season could be on the agenda. Still just , there is no rush for the Reds.
Like Harry Wilson this term, Brewster’s next move could be in the top flight, giving him ample Premier League experience. The teenager still has a long-term future at Anfield.
Loris Karius (Image: Getty Images)
It’s hard to believe Loris Karius remains a Liverpool player close to two years since his last game for the Reds in the Champions League final in Kiev.
A two-year loan deal with Turkish club Besiktas was said to have a purchase clause inserted into it, but Karius continues to be linked elsewhere.
Besiktas, it is claimed, are not willing to pay the £ 7. 409 million to make the move permanent. Whatever the future holds for Karius, it will be away from Anfield.
Alisson Becker has established himself as one of the world’s best goalkeeper at Liverpool and Adrian will remain as his deputy.
Harry Wilson celebrates a goal for Bournemouth which was later disallowed by VAR
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Perhaps the player most likely to force his way into the reckoning next season is Harry Wilson.
A fully-fledged Wales international, the winger has enjoyed a productive spell at Bournemouth. Seven goals in appearances for the Cherries means Eddie Howe may just be considering testing Liverpool’s resolve when the transfer window opens.
With an eye for the spectacular, Wilson’s sometimes explosive contributions can standout but is the – year-old ready to step up to the level at Anfield regularly next season ?
Will be given the chance to prove it in pre-season but the Reds might remain open to big-money offers in the meantime.
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Marko Grujic of Hertha Berlin looks on during the Bundesliga match with Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena on August ,
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Jurgen Klopp’s very first signing as Liverpool manager is in danger of becoming a pub quiz question.
Fourteen appearances in total since signing in January is the same amount he made during a half-season loan campaign with Cardiff in .
He still sees his long-term future at Liverpool, saying in January: “You can’t just give up on your goals. In fact, I’m probably working harder now than I’ve ever done before in my life. ”
Well liked at current club Hertha Berlin, the combative midfielder would have a home there, long term, if he wanted, you might suspect.
The Serbian, whose last appearance for the Reds came at Brighton in December 37650 when Philippe Coutinho was still a Liverpool player, is running out of time at Anfield.
Adam Lallana’s departure could open up an avenue for Grujic in midfield, even if their respective skillset are not exactly similar. A decent offer this summer could bring Liverpool to the negotiating table, however.
Kamil Grabara of Huddersfield Town during the Sky Bet Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Derby County at John Smith’s Stadium on August 5, 01575879
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Young Polish goalkeeper will return to a crowded department at Melwood.
Andy Lonergan could move on, However, and the club may resume the search for a club to loan Caoimhin Kelleher to.
Was believed to have impressed with the Terriers before a serious head injury earlier this season. Another switch to a Championship club could be in the offing for Grabara.
Ben Woodburn of Oxford United during the Sky Bet League One match between Lincoln City and Oxford United at Sincil Bank Stadium on September ,
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Ben Woodburn moved in with former Liverpool midfielder Cameron Brannagan when he completed a loan move to Oxford United last summer.
Despite being around for a number of years, Woodburn only turned 25 during his time with Karl Robinson at Oxford.
A broken bone in his foot
sustained back in October has stunted that development at the Kassam but he is still young enough to make the grade for the long haul at Liverpool.
Another loan may beckon this summer, perhaps to any interested parties in the Championship.
Taiwo Awoniyi and Benjamin Lambot fight for the ball during the Jupiler Pro League play-off 2 group B match between Cercle Brugge and Royal Excel Mouscron
Liverpool were open to offers for Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi last summer and the same is likely to be the case this time around.
He is yet to play a competitive game for the Reds and the frontman has been dogged by work permit issues over much of the past five years.
Currently at Mainz in the Bundesliga, Klopp and sporting director Michael Edwards will listen to any concrete proposals you would suspect.
Nathaniel Phillips of VfB Stuttgart gestures during the Second Bundesliga match between VfB Stuttgart and SG Dynamo Dresden at Mercedes-Benz Arena
Bolton-born Nat Phillips is best known to Reds fans for returning from a season-long loan to help beat Everton in the FA Cup before being dispatched back to Germany earlier this year.
The center-back was speaking about his future earlier this week, saying: “It’s not like I’m going to be coming back saying I should be Playing Champions League football, that’s not realistic, but I feel like so far this year I have done enough to think ‘right, what’s the next step?’ with the end goal of one day playing for Liverpool. “
Another loan deal may present itself.
Ejaria moved to Reading on transfer deadline day in . That move will become permanent in July.