Despite a scoring touch that often saw the player compared to Robbie Fowler and a local status that meant supporters would always hope just a little harder for him to find success with the club, Adam Morgan's time as a Liverpool player has officially come to an end today with the striker signing a two-and-a-half year deal with Championship side Yeovil Town.
Morgan joined Yeovil at the end of November on an emergency loan with the expectation that if the club and player made for a good fit the move would be made permanent in January. Though neither club has yet reported a fee, it is likely to be minimal if it isn't nonexistent—though as is often the case with youth players found surplus to requirements there is likely to be a sell-on clause.
"It was important to me, when I came on loan, that it was with a view to a permamnet deal," said Morgan as he talked to Yeovil's official site ahead of their FA Cup match against Leyton Orient. "I feel like I've settled in really well so I'm just looking to settle in for the rest of the season. It's a great group of lads and all the foundations are there to push up the league.
"It was a hard move for me spending so much time in Liverpool, but coming down to Yeovil I have the opportunity to play big games in the Championship which is good for my development. I am really happy with the support I have gained from the manager, the staff, and all of the players [who] have made me feel really welcome here.
"I wasn’t getting much of a look in at Liverpool and with the likes of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge about my chances were limited. Now at Yeovil Town, I’ve got the opportunity to show the fans and the manager what I can do. What I’ve got to do now is repay the faith the manager and the players have in me."
Though Morgan's chances of making a mark at Liverpool always seemed slim, fans will be hoping the 19-year-old can make a career for himself in the lower leagues. Yeovil, now his permanent home for the foreseeable future, sit 23rd in the Championship, second from last and five points from safety though with a game in hand compared to their nearest competitors near the bottom of the standings in England's second tier.