Liverpool loanee posts emotional farewell message as Hull City spell ends

Tyler Morton applauds the Hull City fans at Plymouth -Credit:Benjamin Gilbert/Focus Images
Tyler Morton applauds the Hull City fans at Plymouth -Credit:Benjamin Gilbert/Focus Images

Liverpool midfielder Tyler Morton has penned a goodbye message as he bids farewell to Hull City after the Tigers' season came to a disappointing end on Saturday.

A campaign full of hope ended with City being beaten 1-0 at Plymouth Argyle in front of a packed Home Park crowd with the Pilgrims securing Championship survival, while any play-off hopes Liam Rosenior's men may have had going into the game were ended with that loss, coupled with West Brom's 3-0 win over Preston at The Hawthorns.

Morton bid a fond farewell when he departed after 78 minutes with his side trailing 1-0 to Joe Edwards' thumping header shortly before the break and was applauded by the sold-out 1,700-strong at the end of the game, along with fellow loanees Fabio Carvalho, Liam Delap, Noah Ohio and Ryan Giles.

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The midfielder will now return to Liverpool along with Carvalho and assess his options during the summer which will see a significant amount of change at Anfield, with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp leaving after almost nine years, and Feyenoord chief Arne Slot widely expected to replace the German.

"From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone at this fantastic club! I’ve loved every minute of representing this badge and that’s all down to the players, fans and staff who have looked after me and my family! UP THE TIGERS," he wrote on Instagram, which drew responses from the likes of Lewie Coyle, Noah Ohio, Greg Docherty and Matty Jacob.

After arriving on loan from Anfield on deadline day during last summer's window, Morton made 39 Championship appearances for City across 2,979 minutes. He scored three goals, notching up five assists and eight yellow cards. His one dismissal came in controversial circumstances when referee Darren England sent him off in the Yorkshire derby at Hillsborough on New Year's Day.

During his season at the MKM Stadium, Morton also made his debut for Lee Carsley's England Under-21 side, scoring on his full debut in the win over Northern Ireland at Everton's Goodison Park in November.