Liverpool allow highly-rated midfielder Tyler Morton to make Championship loan switch
Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers have signed highly-rated Liverpool teenager Tyler Morton on a season-long loan.
The England Under-20 midfielder becomes Rovers’ second signing of the summer. He follows the arrival of full-back Callum Brittain from relegated Barnsley.
Morton, who signed a long-term deal at Anfield in January 2021, made his senior Liverpool debut against Norwich in the Carabao Cup last October. He also started the Champions League victories over Porto and AC Milan.
He made his full Premier League debut for Jurgen Klopp’s men in the 2-2 draw at Tottenham in December. In total, Morton made nine appearances for the Reds in the 2021/22 campaign.
Blackburn director of football Gregg Broughton said: “We have had to wait patiently for Tyler, as he has been so close to Liverpool’s first team for the whole of pre-season, but after seeing what he did in some big games for Liverpool last year, we believe he was worth waiting for.
“We are very grateful to Liverpool for trusting us with the continued development of a player who is rated so highly at the club.”
Morton will link up with his new team-mates on Tuesday as Jon Dahl Tomasson’s men, who beat QPR in their Championship opener on Saturday, prepare for next weekend’s trip to Swansea.
Liverpool to keep keen eye on Morton progress
The Reds will certainly keep a close eye on how Morton fairs in the tough battleground that is the Championship.
The 19-year-old has previously been dubbed ‘incredible’ by Jurgen Klopp in Liverpool training. And it’s clear that the Anfield chief believes Morton has a big future on Merseyside.
The highly competitive nature of England’s second tier will certainly provide a steep learning curve for Morton.
He should make his Rovers debut in the Championship clash with the Swans this weekend.
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