Liverpool transfer news Jones to join Swindon on loan

By Wayne Veysey

5th Aug, 2016 | 4:58pm

BBC Sport: Liverpool set to seal deal for 20-year-old defender

By Tom Blackburn

Liverpool defender Lloyd Jones is set to join Swindon on a season-long loan, according to a report.

Jones signed for the Merseyside giants from Plymouth in 2011 and has since progressed through the youth system at Anfield.

The BBC claims that the 20-year-old will join Swindon, who begin their League One campaign against Coventry on Saturday.

Jones has just one year left on his contract, so this could be his last chance to prove he can be a senior player before his contract expires next summer.

The centre-back has represented international youth teams for Wales but has most recently been an England Under-20s player, making four appearances.

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He spent last season on loan at Blackpool and early in the season he was a consistent member of the first team before having an knee operation that kept him out for a large period of the season.

Jurgen Klopp has already sent a number of other youth players out to gain experience on loan.

Goalkeepers Danny Ward and Ryan Fulton have gone to Huddersfield and Chesterfield respectively, Ryan Kent has joined Barnsley and Jack Dunn has joined up with Morecambe.

Meanwhile, Jon Flanagan is on the verge of joining Burnley and Cameron Brannagan is set to link up with Wigan.

In other Liverpool news, an Arsenal starlet told he won’t be loaned and he could start against the Reds.