BANGOR, WALES - Wednesday, January 4, 2017: Liverpool's Jack Dunn in action against Bangor City during an Under-23 friendly match at Bangor University Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool striker Jack Dunn joins Tranmere Rovers on loan

Liverpool U23s striker Jack Dunn has joined National League side Tranmere Rovers on loan until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old is in the final six months of his contract with the Reds, with his spell at Prenton Park likely bringing his time with his boyhood club to a close.

This marks the fourth loan of Dunn’s career so far, having enjoyed spells with Cheltenham Town, Burton Albion and, most recently, Morecambe.

He scored six goals in 19 games for the Shrimps this season, before heading back to Merseyside in November.

Linking back up with the Reds’ U23s squad, Dunn turned out on a handful of occasions, but with the likes of Rhian Brewster and Ben Woodburn ahead of him, a move was always likely.

The short trip across the Mersey will be a welcome one for Dunn, who is more than capable of shining at a loftier stage than the National League.

But for now, game time is imperative, with Dunn at a crucial stage in his development, having suffered with a number of injuries in recent seasons.

A bulky, mobile centre-forward also capable of operating out wide, Dunn has been a lethal finisher for Liverpool’s academy over the years, and can now lend his talents to Micky Mellon’s side.

“I’m delighted to bring a player of Jack’s quality to the club,” Mellon said on Dunn’s arrival.

“He’s got a lot of talent and hopefully he’ll have a big role to play for us in the coming months.

“We’re grateful to Liverpool for allowing Jack to join us for the rest of the season.”

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