Ayala heading for Hull

Liverpool centre back Daniel Ayala will head to Championship side Hull City on loan for the season.

Apr. 25, 2010 - Burnley, United Kingdom - epa02131312 Burnley's Darren Fletcher (top L) vies for the ball with Liverpool's Daniel Ayala (top R) and Javier Mascherano (bottom) during their English Premier League soccer match at the Turf Moor stadium in Burnley, north west Britain, 25 April 2010.

The 19 year old Spaniard has made a handful of appearances for the Reds and has looked comfortable when called upon but will now gain regular first team experience with Nigel Pearson’s men.

Liverpool and Pearson appear to have a good relationship, he took Jack Hobbs initially on loan as boss at Leicester before making his move permanent, and late last season gave Jay Spearing a chance as they pushed for promotion.

Pearson took over at The Tigers this summer and is looking to give the Yorkshire side an instant return to the top flight.

Ayala made his debut for Liverpool on the opening day of last season when he replaced Martin Skrtel against Spurs. He then impressed against Stoke and has made 3 appearances since. He signed a new contract at the end of last year which runs to 2012. He impressed against Burnley at the end of last season.

Liverpool have a host of centre backs with Jamie Carragher, Daniel Ayala, Martin Skrtel, Sotirios Kygriakos and new signing Danny Wilson all ahead of Ayala.

Meanwhile, fellow youngster Dani Pacheco is expected to put an end to speculation linking him with a move away from Anfield by signing a contract extension. Pacheco was handed the number 12 jersey recently and is expected to be involve more this campaign.

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