By Harvey Byrne
Versatile Liverpool full-back Connor Randall has completed a loan move to Scottish Premiership club Hearts, it has been confirmed on Friday.
The official Liverpool website and Twitter account confirmed that the 21-year-old would be joining the top-flight outfit for the entirety of the 2017-18 campaign in an attempt to gain more first team experience.
Good luck, Connor!
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 28, 2017
The loan move marks Randall’s second of his career after he spent a month on loan at League Two side Shrewsbury in 2015.
He ended up playing just one match for the Shrews and he will be hoping his temporary move to Scotland will be much more beneficial.
Last season Hearts finished in fifth place under Ian Cathro and they will be hoping to push on and challenge the likes of Celtic, Aberdeen and Rangers towards the top of the table in the next campaign.
They will be looking for Randall, who can play in both the right-back, left-back, centre-back and defensive midfield positions to help them do so.
Football Insider verdict:
With just two years remaining on his contract and at the age of 21 this move is the perfect one for Randall as he looks to take the next steps in his career. The youngster has made eight first team appearances for Liverpool and was once thought of as a bright prospect for the Reds. However, he simply has not kicked on and last season he was limited to just one FA Cup appearance. It is looking increasingly likely that Randall’s future lies away from Anfield and he must now use a huge platform in Hearts to showcase his talents to potential new clubs.
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