Liverpool academy player to remain on loan for rest of season

Liverpool have been busy with loan deals during this January window.

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The January transfer window has been a rather quiet one so far for Premier League clubs with barely any players joining the top tier of England for a sum of money.

Tottenham Hotspur have made the most significant move so far as they signed former Chelsea man Timo Werner on loan whilst Sheffield United also brought in Ben Brereton Diaz to help their fight for survival.

That is about it as it seems to be a rather quiet window but Liverpool have been slightly busy due to the fact they had to make decisions on a lot of their loan players who left the club in the summer window last year.

Back in the summer, Liverpool loaned out 17 players as they looked to boost those players’ careers with more game time.

However, quite a few players have returned to the club this January with the first name to return being Fabio Carvalho as he was not given consistent minutes at RB Leipzig with their sporting director stating he was not competitive enough.

Rhys Williams and James Balagizi were both recalled from Aberdeen and left Wigan Athletic respectively due to the same reason whilst the most recent player to return from a loan has been Calvin Ramsey who left Preston.

The only player who was meant to return was Nat Phillips who had a short-term deal at Celtic and Owen Beck was brought back for cover rather than a lack of minutes.

One of the players out of the 17 who was loaned out in the summer was Luke Hewiston and now the club have annoucned an update regarding his immediate future.

Luke Hewiston will remain on loan at Stalybridge Celtic

Hewiston, who is only 19-years-old, joined the club on a temporary deal in the summer to gain first-team experiecne which he had with 28 appearacnes.

Now he has had his deal at the club, who are based in Greater Manchester, extended for the rest of this campaign so he can continue his development.

The goalkeeper moved to Liverpool at under 15’s level from Sunderland and he signed his first professional contract with the club three years ago with hope of one day making a senior appearances for the club.

At the moment Liverpool are stacked in the goalkeeper position as they have Caoimhín Kelleher as a back-up to Alisson Becker who is arguably the best in the world at the moment in time.

As well as those two they have Adrian as their emergency third choice keeper but his contract is up in the summer so if he doesn’t get given a new deal it may be a chance for a young player to grab the chance with both hands.

The club recently loaned out Marcelo Pitaluga to the Irish division whilst they also sent Vítazslav Jaros out to the Austrian top division for the remainder of the season.

They also have Harvey Davies out on loan at League two side Crewe Alexandra whilst also having several options in the academy so there is a lot of competition for Hewiston who will be hoping to continue his strong campaign.

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