Update: Rovers’ move for Liverpool midfielder Tyler Morton is on hold.

A deal had been agreed between Rovers and Liverpool which would see the 19-year-old spend the season at Ewood Park.

However, it is understood that a move is on hold, for now at least, due to injuries within the Liverpool squad.

The Reds had given the green light for Morton to move out on loan, with Rovers looking to strengthen their central midfield options.

The deal could be revisited later in the window, as happened with Rovers’ pursuit of Reda Khadra last summer, but won’t be going through imminently, was expected.


Rovers have turned to their strong links with Liverpool in their quest to strengthen in central midfield.

Tyler Morton looks set to become the latest Liverpool youngster to make the move to Ewood Park, with a season-long loan move in the works, and thought to be close.

Jon Dahl Tomasson has outlined central midfield as a key area to strengthen his squad, following the departures of Bradley Johnson, Jacob Davenport and first-team regular Joe Rothwell.

Morton has nine first-team appearances to his name for Liverpool, and has been around the squad for the last year.

It would be the third successive summer that Rovers have signed a Liverpool youngster on loan, following in the footsteps of Harvey Elliott (2020/21) and Leighton Clarkson (2021/22).

The 19-year-old made his senior debut for Liverpool against Norwich City in the Carabao Cup, playing in three successive rounds of the competition for the eventual winners.

He also made two appearances in the FA Cup, as well as getting experience in the Champions League, with starts against Porto and AC Milan.

Jurgen Klopp handed Morton his Premier League debut against Arsenal in November, before showing real faith in the youngster by selecting him in the starting line-up for the 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in December.

Morton also played against Rovers’ Under-23s in Premier League 2 last season.

Given the glowing praise from Klopp earlier in the summer, it had been expected that Morton would stay around Liverpool’s first-team plans.

Morton has previously played as a deep-lying midfielder, but Klopp outlined a more advanced role had been earmarked for the England Under-20 international.

He said: “By the way, Tyler Morton in training, incredible. He plays as a No. 8 now.

“We don’t force him to play as a controlling No. 6 in a Premier League game. He’s training as an eight, and it’s like ‘wow, how good is that?!’ He’s still here.”


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