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Liverpool Send Promising Trialist Back to Parent Club

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The club will continue to monitor Cian Harries but for now he has been returned to Coventry City.

Coventry City v Shrewsbury Town: Sky Bet League One Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images

Last week, Liverpool brought Cian Harries in from Coventry City on trial. It was an unusual move, as the 19-year-old centre half has made more than a dozen appearances for the League One side already this season. The Reds, though, wanted to take a closer look with an eye to a permanent deal, and Coventry obliged.

According to James Pearce at The Liverpool Echo, the club have decided not to buy—at least for the time being—and have now sent Harries back. Liverpool reportedly have no plans on making a move to bring the player to the club this month, but they plan to keep a close eye on him for the remainder of the season.

Harries spent the week training with Liverpool’s U23 side and played 90 minutes against Bangor City in a friendly. Despite early reports claiming he was training with Liverpool’s first team, that was not the case, and the 19-year-old only ever suited up for the academy. A potential seven-figure deal had been mooted.

The defender is now expected to have a role to play, either starting or off the bench, for Coventry in their EFL Trophy—the former Johnstone’s Paint Trophy—Third Round match against Brighton and Hove Albion later this evening.