Liverpool midfielder wanted by RB Leipzig as clubs target summer transfer

Tyler Morton of Liverpool.
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Tyler Morton has reportedly caught the eye of RB Leipzig and other European clubs, who are eyeing the Liverpool midfielder for a permanent summer transfer.

Wirral-born Morton, 21, joined the Reds academy aged seven and made nine first-team appearances under Jurgen Klopp. The last was in March 2022 and as pathways into a regular starting spot are often tight at Anfield, he has utilised Championship loans to gain the majority of his senior experience to date.

His first spell away from the club was with Blackburn Rovers, turning out 46 times for the Lancashire club, then last season he enjoyed playing a pivotal role in the engine room of Liam Rosenior's Hull City side, who narrowly missed out on the play-offs. The Liverpool loanee's exploits were recognised when he picked up the division's young player of the month award in December.

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He is due to return to Merseyside for pre-season training under new head coach Arne Slot, although according to The Times, Morton could be on the move not long after with a number of high-profile teams seeking a permanent deal this summer.

Spearheading the movement are RB Leipzig, who are no stranger to business with Anfield chiefs. Last summer the two clubs negotiated the £60m transfer of Dominik Szoboszlai, followed by the not-so successful loan of Fabio Carvalho.

The report also claims clubs 'the calibre of Sevilla, Feyenoord, Eintracht Frankfurt', as well as unnamed Premier League rivals, are also in the hunt for the midfielder.

It is said 'virtually every' Championship club would like to take Morton on loan for the season ahead also, however it is now the player's wish to progress his career at the next level. He last renewed his Liverpool contract in January 2023, and his exit is expected to depend on the club's assessment of valuation, Slot's perceptions once pre-season training is underway and finally Morton's own intentions.