Hull beat Prem trio to Liverpool man after having £8m bid accepted

Date published: Wednesday 19th July 2017 8:51

Kevin Stewart has left Liverpool’s squad in Hong Kong after the Reds accepted a bid of £8million from Hull City for the midfielder.

The Reds are closing in on a deal for the Tigers’ left-back Andrew Robertson for a similar fee and it’s not yet known if a swap deal between the two clubs could be arranged.

The 23-year-old was named as part of Jurgen Klopp‘s 25-man group to head to the Far East, but will miss Wednesday afternoon’s clash against Crystal Palace.

Stewart, who was signed from Tottenham in the summer of 2014 on a free transfer, will now travel to Portugal to discuss personal terms with Hull.

The midfielder, 23, made just nine appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s first team last season, and only clocked up 16 minutes of action in the Premier League.

Despite that, the player was always well regarded by Klopp and was rewarded with a new five-year deal in November.

But according to The Times’ Paul Joyce, Stewart has been told he can move on after the Reds accepted Hull’s bid for the player after he slipped further down their pecking order.

Brighton, Burnley and Stoke had all been mentioned as suitors for the Enfield-born midfielder, but it seems a move to Hull is on the cards as the Tigers look to replace Tom Huddlestone, who has returned to Derby.

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