“I’m absolutely buzzing” – Liverpool midfielder reveals excitement after sealing loan move

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Liverpool midfielder Tyler Morton has expressed his excitement after he joined Championship side Blackburn Rovers on a season long loan deal.

The 19-year-old made nine appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s first team in all competitions last season of which six came in the starting eleven (transfermarkt).

Morton was a regular fixture in Liverpool’s pre-season campaign and will now link up with new Rovers boss Jon Dahl Tomasson, whose side make the trip to Wales at the weekend to face Swansea City looking to build on their opening day win against Queens Park Rangers.

He becomes the eleventh Reds player to head out on loan this season, following in the footsteps of the likes of Owen Beck, Rhys Williams and James Balagizi.

“I’m absolutely buzzing and I can’t wait to get going at such an historic club,” he told the official Blackburn Rovers website.

“It’s really exciting for me and it was a very easy decision for me to make.

“As soon as a club with this stature comes in for you it’s something that excites.

“I was desperate to get the move over the line. I’m very happy to be a Liverpool player but I need this experience to come and play for such a club like Rovers.

“It’s a massive thing for me to come here and I’m looking forward to showing the fans, the Head Coach and my new team-mates exactly what I’ve got.

“I’d love to get my career started and see where it takes me.”

Morton becomes the third Liverpool youngster to make the move to Rovers in as many seasons, following on from Harvey Elliott and Leighton Clarkson.

The Sports View

Morton is a bright talent and while he would have had the odd opportunity again this season on Merseyside, it makes more sense for him to be playing week in, week out in the Championship to further his footballing education.

The teenager will flourish with regular game time in the Championship and will massively benefit from the demands of playing in English football’s second tier where the matches come thick and fast.