Liverpool youngster Jordan Rossiter could be moving north of the border to Glasgow Rangers this summer, according to reports in Scotland.
The 19-year-old midfielder is out of contract this summer and has bizarrely been out of action for five months now with a hamstring injury.
That injury was suffered when coming on as a substitute in the freezing conditions of Sion in December, having just returned from another hamstring injury which he picked up after playing three games for England’s under-19s in five days.
To be out for five months with a hamstring injury is not normal.
He was, though, training with the first-team squad on Wednesday at Melwood. He hasn’t played for the under-21s so presumably he’s just returning to training now.
The Scottish Daily Mail suggests a “lack of competitive football has seen him stall on signing a new contract,” but he isn’t going to be playing competitive football if he is injured.
They claim Rangers’ director of football, Frank McParland, the former Liverpool academy director, is now eyeing a move for Rossiter to the newly promoted Scottish Premier League side.
With the player aged 19, Liverpool would be due a tribunal fee should he leave the club when his contract expires this summer.
Liverpool have an overwhelming number of young central midfielders in their ranks; Kevin Stewart, Pedro Chirivella and Cameron Brannagan have all been given chances under Klopp and spoken about positively by the manager.
With Marko Grujic also arriving this summer, aged 20, it’s hard to see how Liverpool can accommodate all these midfielders.
Another set to leave is Joao Carlos Teixera, whose contract also expires this summer.