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Liverpool goalkeeper Kamil Grabara completes promising loan move

Hugely talented young Liverpool goalkeeper Kamil Grabara will spend the rest of the season on loan with Danish Superliga side AGF Aarhus.

Grabara played a big part of the Reds’ pre-season preparations, and has alternated with fellow youth stopper Caoimhin Kelleher on duties with the U23s so far this campaign.

But with Kelleher largely preferred as Jurgen Klopp‘s third choice at first-team level, it was deemed beneficial to the young Pole’s development that he depart on loan.

A major opportunity has therefore presented itself with AGF, with Liverpool confirming on Sunday evening that Grabara would be joining the Danish outfit until the end of May.

The Superliga is currently in its winter break, with 10th-placed AGF next in competitive action against Czech First League side FK Jablonec in the Atlantic Cup on January 28.

Their next league game comes at home to newly promoted Esbjerg fB on February 8, providing Grabara time to adjust to his new surroundings before being called upon by manager David Nielsen.

BURY, ENGLAND - Saturday, July 14, 2018: Liverpool's goalkeeper Kamil Grabara during a preseason friendly match between Bury FC and Liverpool FC at Gigg Lane. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Grabara, who turns 20 on Tuesday, is expected to take up the role of No. 1 in Aarhus, though he faces competition from Oscar Whalley and Kasper Kristensen.

The youngster signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool at the end of 2017, outlining his ambition to become a regular at first-team level under Klopp.

Joining AGF can provide him with the opportunity to prove he is capable of performing to a high standard week in, week out for a senior side, and the hope will be he returns to Melwood next summer an improved goalkeeper.

He is unlikely to be the last player to leave on loan this month, with the likes of Tony Gallacher, Rafa Camacho and Curtis Jones attracting interest, while Ovie Ejaria could also be among those to depart.

Good luck, Kamil!

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