By Pete O’Rourke
Jurgen Klopp has given the green light for Liverpool to loan out rising star goalkeeper Kamil Grabara for next season.
The 20-year-old is currently on international duty for Poland at the Under-21 European Championships after spending the second half of last campaign at Danish club Aarhus.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that the club are set to find a new club loan team for Grabara this summer as he looks to continue his senior development.
Manager Klopp regards the 6ft 4in giant as a first-team player of the future, but believes he needs more experience before he can reach that level at Anfield.
Grabara has yet to play for the Liverpool first team since signing from Polish club Ruch Chorzow in January 2016, but has accumulated extensive Under-23s experience.
His first-team path is blocked by established number one Alisson, widely regarded as one of the world’s outstanding keepers, and his deputy Simon Mignolet.
There is the possibility Mignolet will be sold this summer but, if that is the case, he is set to be replaced by another senior goalkeeper.
Anfield goalkeeping coach John Achterberg told the club’s official website that both Grabara and Liverpool number three Caoimhin Kelleher are already near first team standard.
He said: “The young boys, like Caoimhin Kelleher and Kamil Grabara, are also greedy to try and make the next step. They’re showing a very top level and are already in the first-team training.”