By Dominic Toner
Liverpool youngster Brooks Lennon is set to join Real Salt Lake on loan, according to a report.
The Echo claim that the 19-year-old is set to spend the 2017 campaign with the MLS club and the the Reds are prepared to sanction his temporary exit.
The report details that Lennon would return to Anfield towards the end of 2017 if the loan deal is completed.
Lennon completed his move to Liverpool in 2015 from Real Salt Lake and is now set to return for a loan spell.
The striker has been a part of the club’s Under-23s since he joined and has been unable to break into Jurgen Klopp’s first-team set-up.
He has made 18 appearances for the Under-23s since his arrival and has scored three goals in return.
Lennon is still under contract with Liverpool until the summer of 2018 and it’s hope the USA Under-20 international can still make a senior breakthrough in the future.
Football Insider verdict:
A return for Lennon to his homeland seems like the most sensible solution for him to continue his development. The 19-year-old has been unable to make a huge impression yet at Liverpool, with the competition for attacking places extremely fierce. He is unlikely to break into Klopp’s side in the near future and a successful loan spell could help him move closer towards that end goal. Lennon will benefit hugely from playing regular senior football in the MLS and should return to Liverpool as a strong player. Lennon should still feel he has a future at Liverpool, with the likes of Ben Woodburn, Sheyi Ojo, Ovie Ejaria and Trent Alexander-Arnold all being introduced to the first-team this season.
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