In the summer the club loaned out 17 players to enhance their development with more game time but quite a few of them have now returned to Liverpool.
Liverpool youngster Billy Koumetio has returned from his loan spell with Ligue 2 side USL Dunkerque, a club statement confirms.
Koumetio joined Liverpool’s u18 squad on a free transfer from Orleans FC back in 2018 and is now back at Anfield after a half season in France’s second division.
There were hints that the 21-year-old could return after he was not present in training.
The central defender made nine appearances in a poor USL Dunkerque side that are 19th in the 20-team league.
Under Jürgen Klopp, Koumetio has made two appearances for Liverpool’s senior squad.
In 2020, he signed his first professional contract.
Koumetio has been described by Barry Lewtas (Liverpool’s U23 coach) as someone who is:
‘Bright, very polite and respectful; communicates well and works hard at his game.’
The 21-year-old also spent time on loan at Austrian Bundesliga side Austria Vienna last season, but that spell was cut short due a lack of but he was recalled after a lack of consistent gametime.
It remains to be seen as to what is the plan for Koumetio in the second-half of this season.
The likes of Fabio Carvalho and Luke Chambers have already left out on loan, so perhaps there is an opportunity for Koumetio yet.
In other news, Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on Liverpool-linked Michael Olise.