20 July 2024

Deal closed:Morton loan confirmed as Liverpool agree Championship deal

Liverpool’s captain Tyler Morton during the pre-match warm-up before the UEFA Youth League Quarter-Final between Juventus Under-19’s and Liverpool FC Under-19’s at the Juventus Training Centre. Juventus won 2-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Tyler Morton has left Liverpool on another loan spell, returning to the Championship after his breakthrough at Blackburn was cut short by injury.


Morton spent the 2022/23 campaign on loan at Blackburn, but after 46 appearances for Rovers a broken foot curtailed his progress in April.


The 20-year-old returned to full training with Liverpool towards the end of August, and deadline day brought another temporary move.


This time, Morton has joined Hull on a season-long deal, with no purchase option involved in the transfer.


Having signed a new long-term contract at Anfield in January, Morton remains in Jurgen Klopp‘s first-team plans, though this summer’s rebuild has outlined the difficulty in breaking through.


Joining the Tigers, who sit eighth in the Championship ahead of the weekend’s fixtures, will give the midfielder a chance of regular starts.


Liverpool’s Tyler Morton during a pre-season friendly between FC Red Bull Salzburg and Liverpool FC at the Red Bull Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Hull are managed by their former defender Liam Rosenior, with nine other signings made this summer including ex-Everton loanee Ruben Vinagre.


Morton can play in both deep and advanced midfield roles, though the majority of his appearances for Blackburn came as a No. 6.


He made nine appearances for Liverpool’s first team in 2021/22, including starts against Porto and AC Milan in the Champions League and Tottenham in the Premier League.


The hope is that he can continued his progress with Hull before returning to take part in next summer’s pre-season under Klopp.


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