LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 3, 2018: Liverpool's Herbie Kane during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s standout loan star commits long-term future to the club

Liverpool midfielder Herbie Kane has signed a new long-term contract with the club, and has seen his loan with Doncaster Rovers extended to the summer.

Kane joined the Dons in an initial half-season deal in August, and has been one of the standout loanees for the Reds this campaign so far.

Immediately taking up a key role in Grant McCann’s midfield, the 20-year-old has already made 26 appearances for the League One club, scoring six goals and laying on six assists.

This led Rovers to push for an extension of his loan, but this hinged on whether he could agree terms with Liverpool—otherwise, he would return to Melwood in January.

But the club have now confirmed that Kane has put pen to paper on a new contract, with his previous deal expiring in July.

The length of his new deal remains to be seen, but the hope will be that he factors in Liverpool’s long-term plans, as his form at the Keepmoat proves his significant potential.

“I knew I wanted to stay at Doncaster Rovers,” he told the club’s official website on Friday.

“Since I arrived, I’ve enjoyed it, I enjoy playing here and I’m really looking forward to staying here for the rest of the season.

“Doncaster is the first loan club I’ve been at and I feel like I’ve settled in here so I’m pleased.

“I’ve learned about my character and how I react in a first team environment and I feel I’ve done well. I’ve always backed myself but I’m always looking to do better and improve.”

The midfielder outlined his intention to return in the summer and make his mark on Jurgen Klopp in pre-season, and having already trained under the manager on a number of occasions it is certainly possible.

He conceded he would be open to spending another season away on loan, however, but for both Kane and Harry Wilson, it could be that the first team is calling.

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