Tyler Morton looks set to see out the season with Rovers and continue his promising season at Ewood Park.

The midfielder has featured in every Championship game since his season-long loan switch from Liverpool in August and impressed with his composure on the ball.

Liverpool continue to monitor his progress closely, with the club’s loan manager Dave Woodfine having visited to Brockhall to watch Morton in training and speak with Rovers over his development.

Morton’s expected arrival date at Rovers was delayed in the summer due to injuries within the Liverpool squad, but despite fitness issues within Jurgen Klopp’s squad, the 20-year-old is set to see out his season-long loan at Ewood Park, with all parties happy with his progress.

His is the third successive year that Rovers have had a loan player from the Reds, with a blossoming relationship having formed.

Rovers also took George Hirst (Leicester City) and Clinton Mola (Stuttgart) on loan, but both of their deals include options to buy, which will see them spend at least the whole of the 2022/23 season with Rovers under the terms of their agreements.


From the minute he stepped into Brockhall, Tyler Morton says he has felt like a Rovers player.

While he holds a deep affection for parent club Liverpool, and an aspiration to break into their first-team plans moving forward, Morton’s focus is on getting the most out of his season at Ewood Park.

Opportunities haven’t been in short supply, playing in all 20 of Rovers’ Championship matches since signing on a season-long loan deal. He has been handed a pivotal role in Jon Dahl Tomasson’s system, while he has also assumed set piece duties.

The expectation is that Morton will see out what has been a particularly promising loan spell for the remainder of the season, with both Rovers and Liverpool happy with his progress.

While Morton knows football can change quickly, he feels settled into life at Rovers and is enjoying a first taste of life in the Championship and regular first-team football.

He said: “You know what football is like, anything can change, but I’m a Blackburn player as it stands and I’ll keep working hard for Blackburn to try and win every game I can and play as many games as I can.

“I’m really enjoying it, I’m a Blackburn player and that’s what I am at the minute.

“As soon as I stepped in the building I’m a Blackburn player, that’s how I am.

‘This year I’m at Blackburn so I am looking to kick on and do as well as possible here.

“I’m going to work hard and see where it takes me.”

Morton has played nine times for Liverpool, including two Premier League appearances and two in the Champions League.

He is under a long-term contract at Anfield, with the club keeping a close eye on his progress.

Liverpool were impressed with Rovers’ development of Harvey Elliott, and had circumstances being different, a second Reds youngster in Sepp van den Berg would have been loaned to Ewood Park.

“They have been checking up on me, but I’m enjoying it because I’ve been playing and the team are doing really well, winning games, and that’s what we’re here to do,” Morton said.

“I want to show the qualities I have and hopefully by showing that it will get me game-time, get me starts, and I feel like I’m doing that so far and I’ll look to push on.”

The race was on for Morton’s signature when it became clear that he would be made available.

The prospect of regular game-time, Rovers’ relationship with Liverpool and also the style of play of Jon Dahl Tomasson all contributed to them securing his signature.

And on how things have gone so far, Morton said: “For me it’s been perfect so far, I’m really enjoying it at the moment, I’m really happy with how it’s going.

“The gaffer hopefully trusts me, I get that sense that he does, and I’m really enjoying it and I don’t think it could have gone any better.

“But I have a lot still to prove and to do and I’m looking forward to it.”