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Official: Liverpool MIdfielder Jake Cain Joins Newport County

The 19-year-old academy product is joining the League Two side for the 2021-22 season.

Liverpool Pre-Season Training Session Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Having made his Liverpool debut in the FA Cup against Shrewsbury Town last season and getting regular chances to train with the first team set-up over the past year, academy prodcut Jake Cain is now heading off on loan to continue his development.

The 19-year-old Wigan born midfielder has been with the Reds since 2010 and this will mark his first time heading out on loan. He will be expected to be regular contributor for Newport over the 2021-22 season and is looking forward to the chance to prove himself.

“It’s the first loan of my career and it’s a new challenge for me, so I’m really excited to get going,” Cain said upon joining his new club for the season. “I can create a lot of chances so hopefully I can contribute to the team with my bursts of energy going forward.”

Newport manager Michael Flynn noted that an existing relationship with Liverpool assistant Pepijn Lijnders player a role in both his club’s decision to move for Cain as well as the Reds’ decision to allow him to join the League Two side on a season-long loan.

“I’ve got a good relationship with Liverpool’s assistant Pep Lijnders and I had plenty of discussions about Jake,” said Flynn, whose side are targeting promotion. “He’s only had good things to say about him and what he feels Jake can bring to the club.

“He’s played plenty of academy football and also had some first-team exposure in some big Champions League games, but I’m sure this will be a great season for his development.”

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