Liverpool linked with transfers for one youngster in, another two out

10 June 2018

Liverpool’s recruitment drive for the future rarely stops and they’ve been linked with starlet from the north-west, while other youngsters could depart.


There are plenty of changes going on at Academy level around the Reds, with U18 boss Steven Gerrard having headed to Rangers and a clutch of staff having gone with him.

As usual, a crop of young hopefuls have left the club to seek out their careers elsewhere, too.

There may well be further departures across the summer from the U18s and U23s squads too, either on permanent deals or loans—and Pedro Chirivella heads the list.

Pedro Chirivella of Willem II during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Willem II Tilburg and ADO Den Haag at Koning Willem II stadium on September 09, 2017 in Tilburg, The Netherlands

Goal.com’s Neil Jones reports that he’s high on the wanted list for Championship clubs.

Leeds United are said to be one of the teams hunting Chirivella’s signature, after he impressed as a regular starter on loan this term at Eredivise club Willem II.

With Marcelo Bielsa rumoured to be the manager at Elland Road for next season, it could be an interesting time ahead for the Championship side—and Chirivella isn’t the only Red they hold an interest in.

Ryan Kent is also wanted, despite a failed loan spell with Bristol City this term.

Bristol City's Ryan Kent

However, Gerrard also wants Kent at Rangers, reports Jones.

On the incoming side, the Reds may be welcoming a new striker to the U18 ranks.

Wigan Athletic’s Joe Gelhardt is wanted by Man United and Everton, as well as the Reds, say ESPN.

Gelhardt has impressed at domestic youth level and is an England international at U15 and 16 level.

It looks like a fight between the quartet of north-west clubs, including his current side Wigan, as to where Gelhardt’s career progress will continue.

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