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Wigan Athletic interested in signing Liverpool left-back Luke Chambers on loan

League One club Wigan Athletic are interested in signing Liverpool left-back Luke Chambers on loan before the end of the January transfer window, according to The Times journalist Paul Joyce.

The 19-year-old made his full debut for the Reds against Toulouse last October and also featured against LASK and Union St.Gilloise.

However, his chances of playing regular first-team football at Anfield remain limited, and Wigan are hoping to convince Liverpool to release the England youth international on loan until the end of 2023-24.

Trent Alexander-Arnold lavished praise on the Liverpool academy graduate after his full Reds debut against the Ligue 1 club, dubbing him ‘amazing’, and the talented full-back has the potential to become a first-team star at the club.

However, he still needs more experience under his belt, and a loan spell could do his development the world of good, especially with Andrew Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas edging closer to their return from injury.

Joe Gomez has been filling in at left-back in the absence of the duo, and Chambers will further struggle for chances when they return.

Connor Bradley was trusted to fill in at right-back against Fulham after Alexander-Arnold missed the first-leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final due to injury, and the 20-year-old could retain his place until the England international returns.

The Northern Ireland international spent last term on loan in League One with Bolton Wanderers, playing 53 games across all competitions, and he returned ready to play for Liverpool.

Chambers could benefit from a similar move, and it will be interesting to see whether manager Jurgen Klopp approves of the deal after he blocked him from leaving on loan in the summer after Bayer Leverkusen, Swansea, Watford and Sheffield Wednesday eyed a temporary deal for him.

He spent the second half of 2022-23 on loan in the Scottish Premiership with Kilmarnock, playing 16 games, and another loan move could be perfect for his growth to continue.

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