Liverpool's academy has earned a solid reputation over the past few seasons, with Rodolfo Borrell and Frank McParland building on the foundations laid by Rafa Benitez. Raheem Sterling, Suso, and Andre Wisdom all featured heavily in the first team last season after coming through as youngsters, as have Martin Kelly, Jon Flanagan, and Jack Robinson. Another name that's been in the mix recently is Hungarian youngster Krisztian Adorjan, who's played in an attacking midfield and forward role during his time at the lower levels. His named popped up again today, only now it's not a future at Liverpool that's been tabled for discussion, as he's linked with either a permanent or loan move to Dutch side FC Groningen.
From the Groningen website, with an assist from Google Translate:
Starting this Monday, July 8th will Krisztian Adorjan a week for an introductory training with the first selection of FC Groningen. The 20-year-old attacking midfielder is Hungarian youth international and plays for Liverpool under-21. He plays since 2009 in the education of the English and comes from MTK Budapest. In 2012 he made his unofficial debut in the summer for the English, has two exhibition games.
Last season he scored twelve goals in 31 games in the reserves of Liverpool. Adorjan arrives Sunday in Netherlands and close Monday with the first selection of coach Erwin of Tanning.
Adorjan's spent much of last season on the cusp of breaking through; he was included in the Europa League squad but never made an appearance, and couldn't find a way into the early season squads for domestic cup competition. I think there's promise and potential here, and I'd be slightly disappointed if this proves to be a permanent deal. A loan to the Netherlands to get first-team action on a more consistent basis would be perfect, and might allow for him to start to separate himself from the glut of talented young midfielders and forwards throughout Liverpool's ranks.
**HT to CStars and Conor**