With Jose Enrique and Glen Johnson seemingly sticking around, Jon Flanagan set to return from injury, and Javier Manquillo and Alberto Moreno arriving from Spain, the depth chart at fullback is suddenly crowded, and it looks as though there won't be room for the continued development of Jack Robinson. The 20-year-old featured throughout the preseason but is now expected to join QPR on a permanent deal reported to be in the region of £1m.
A number of outlets picked the story up over the last 24 hours, but it looks as though the original report came from James Pearce in the Liverpool Echo, who noted that the London club have already tabled an offer for the young fullback, who's now over four years on from his first-team debut at Hull City in Rafa Benitez's last match in charge as Liverpool manager.
Two appearances late in the 2010-2011 season appeared to signal a bright future on Merseyside for Robinson, but with Jose Enrique arriving that summer and injuries interrupting his progress, Robinson's time was limited , eventually leading to a loan spell with Wolves over the last half of the 2012-2013 season. He spent the entirety of the 2013-2014 campaign with Blackpool, featuring regularly at left-back for the Championship side.
Flanagan's form from last season and the signing of Moreno spelled trouble for Robinson this summer, though, and now it looks as though his Liverpool career is in its final days. A move to a Premier League side is excellent, even if it is QPR, and he should be in the first-team picture immediately. Harry Redknapp opted for a three-man back line against Spurs over the weekend with disastrous results; Robinson isn't a wingback and likely would have a fair share of difficulty pushed further forward, but in a more traditional setup he should be able to compete with Armand Traore for minutes.