Liverpool Considering Wisdom Loan

Clive Brunskill

The up-and-coming right back could be spending the next year at Craven Cottage if a loan deal with Fulham can be worked out.

With all the excitement and nausea surrounding the players Liverpool are quickly reinforcing the squad with during this pre-transfer window window, the club have been noticeably more quiet when it comes to moves away from Merseyside. No departures, permanent or otherwise, have been confirmed yet despite the speculation that surrounds several players, but Andre Wisdom looks set to be the first as he is allegedly on his way to west London for the next year.

Evidently not burned by the mishandled transfer deal that prevented Clint Dempsey from pulling on a red shirt last season, Fulham have apparently made inquiries about taking Wisdom on a season long loan that would see the young right back earn more first team action.

With the considerable volume of young talent Liverpool are bringing in, what to do with the even younger members of the squad has been routinely debated. Consensus seems to be EVERYONE ON LOAN, at least for those who need more experience than what the reserve team can offer, and if Rodgers can sort out a loan spell for Wisdom that will help benefit him and the club in the long run, then it will be another nice piece of transfer work.

Rodgers' willingness to loan a player who made a positive showing during his debut season means he's relying heavily on Martin Kelly and Jon Flanagan to understudy Glen Johnson in the event of injury or early round cup matches. Kelly's ability to apprentice in that role is mildly questionable, both due to continued fitness concerns and the possibility of Rodgers shifting the player to the centre of the defense going forward. Flanagan featured once in Europa League last season before disappearing off the face of the earth, so his role in Rodgers' plans seems more than a little murky.

The best thing about loans is that they can be recalled should a crisis arise and with an experienced right back not being on the gaffer's summer shopping list, any chance the club has to provide its young players with more substantial development opportunities is a chance to be taken.

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