Liverpool teenager heads to Wales in intriguing 1st career loan move

Liverpool have looked to hand 18-year-old Jakub Ojrzynski first-team experience with his first career loan spell, just days after penning a new long-term contract at Anfield.

Ojrzynski has carved out a regular position as the under-23s’ go-to man between the sticks since making the move to Liverpool in 2019, but he’s now making a temporary switch to Wales.

The Pole has joined Caernarfon Town in the Cymru Premier League on loan for the upcoming season, where he has already featured in a pre-season friendly with Holywell Town.

Wales’ top division will offer an invaluable experience for Ojrzynski in a senior environment, one where he is expected to get his opportunities under manager Huw Griffiths.

An injury to Josh Tibbetts and the departure of Lewis Brass created an opening in the goalkeeping department that Ojrzynski will be aiming to make the most of.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 22, 2020: Liverpool's goalkeeper Jakub Ojrzynski during the Under-18 FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Stoke City FC at the Liverpool Academy. Liverpool won 5-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The teenager has been a regular in Liverpool’s first-team training and was named on the bench for the 2-0 win over Sheffield United in the Premier League back in February.

There is plenty of potential in the Pole and now his new challenge awaits for the 2021/22 season, which for Caernarfon Town starts on August 14 against Haverfordwest County.

Ojrzynski all but confirmed the news on his Instagram with an image of his friendly appearance after Caernarfon had announced the signing on Twitter before later deleting the post.

The league consists of 12 teams and Caernarfon Town will no doubt be aiming to improve on their sixth-placed finish in 2020/21.

Ojrzynski joins Vitezslav Jaros (St Patrick’s Athletic) as members of the goalkeeping contingent to be sent out on loan, while Sepp van den Berg (Preston), Paul Glatzel (Tranmere), Adam Lewis (Livingston) and Anderson Arroyo (Mirandes) have also already agreed to season-long loan deals.