Promising Liverpool goalkeeper Kamil Grabara has completed his season-long loan move to Championship side Huddersfield Town.
The 20-year-old Polish stopper has also signed a new long-term contract at Liverpool, before joining up with the Terriers.
It’s a good move for the talented 6′ 5″ goalkeeper, joining Jan Siewert’s side after impressing on loan at Danish club Aarhus in the latter half of last season.
“I’m very happy that we have succeeded in bringing Kamil to our club,” said Siewert.
“He’s very well thought of by the staff at Liverpool FC, by our recruitment team and by our Head of Goalkeeping, Paul Clements. He already has experience of First Team football and I can tell you that he is an extremely confident man.
“I think our fans will really take to Kamil when they see him in the Huddersfield Town shirt.
“I’d also like to thank Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool FC for allowing Kamil to take the next step in his development as a footballer with us.”
Grabara was part of Liverpool’s pre-season squad last summer, but is currently on holiday after being on international duty with Poland Under-21s at the Under-21 European Championships earlier this summer – where he played the full game in each of their group games.
It’s a loan move that will hopefully replicate the success that Danny Ward had at the Yorkshire side, then under the leadership of David Wagner, two seasons ago.
Grabara becomes the third player to leave on loan this summer, following Sheyi Ojo (Rangers) and Marko Grujic (Hertha Berlin). Loris Karius (Besiktas) and Allan Rodrigues (Fluminense) are also on existing loans.
Liverpool could have used Grabara themselves this pre-season, with goalkeeper options slim for Jurgen Klopp, so much so that he has added 35-year-old out of contract Andy Lonergan to the training squad for the US tour this week.
Klopp’s only senior goalkeeper currently is Simon Mignolet, with Alisson not due back in training until after the US tour following his exploits with Brazil at the Copa America this summer.