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Transfer News: Liverpool could loan out seven players with Billy Koumetio set for a move to Austria Vienna

According to Neil Jones of Goal (h/t Liverpool Echo), Liverpool are set to loan out defender Billy Koumetio to Austria Vienna for the upcoming season, and seven more players are likely to follow suit.

The Reds have already sealed moves for Fabio Carvalho, Darwin Nunez, and Calvin Ramsay, while Sadio Mane’s departure has already been announced. But it now seems like the Reds will shift focus to sending out players on temporary spells.

Conor Bradley has sealed a loan move to Bolton Wanderers, while 19-year-old academy goalkeeper Jakub Ojrzynski is off to Poland for next season.

According to Jones, Rhys Williams, Jake Cain, Sepp van den Berg, Owen Beck, Paul Glatzel, and Leighton Clarkson are those in line to go out on loan spells. Amongst this, perhaps Williams is the only one who has decent experience with our senior team.

He was loaned out to Swansea City last season but was called back mid-way through the season from the Welsh side. van den Berg, meanwhile, had a very productive time at Preston North End where he was a regular starter.

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Having joined the Reds from PEC Zwolle in 2019, the Dutch centre-back has been rated highly by our fans but his growth has seemingly slowed down. Another loan outing could be what he needs to prove that he can be an important first-team player for us in the future.

For 19-year-old Beck, this could be the first time he heads out from Liverpool in search of playing time. The young left-back would find it nearly impossible to get playing time over Kostas Tsimikas and Andrew Roberston right now.

Billy Koumetio set for Austria Vienna loan move from Liverpool.
Billy Koumetio set for Austria Vienna loan move from Liverpool.

And it’s best that this group of youngsters find themselves suitable teams in order to make a case to get some time out in the sun with Jurgen Klopp’s senior side. Koumetio has been a strong presence for our youth squads.

Standing at 1.95m tall, there is potential in the 19-year-old Frenchman to be an important senior player for us. With Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip ageing, a potential loan to Austria Vienna can serve as a chance for him to impress our German manager.

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Such moves are largely beneficial for all parties involved. While the players get playing time, the parent clubs can judge whether their loanees have what it takes to make it in their senior squad. If not, then such temporary spells can always serve as great auditions for any suitors that may want to secure their services.