Recalled defender set to leave again after one appearance

Liverpool have had a busy window loaning players out.

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Liverpool have had in some way a busy January transfer window even though they have not signed any players as they have been forced into making plenty of decisions about recalling loan players.

Back in the summer, they had a busy midfield rebuild but Liverpool also loaned out 17 players in order to give them more game time to help their development so that they are potentially ready for next season.

However several of the player’s loan deals did not go to plan as they were not getting enough action on the pitch so Liverpool recalled quite a few during this window.

The likes of James Balagizi. Billy Koumetio, Rhys Williams, Calvin Ramsay and Fabio Carvalho were all brought back due to not getting the required game time that the club wanted them to get.

Nathaniel Phillips returned but his initial deal with Celtic was a short-term one so Liverpool knew that was always going to be the plan.

However, there was one player who was brought back to the club even though he had been given lots of game time and had impressed in the Scottish League at Dundee but now there has been an update on his future.

Owen Beck will be loaned back to Dundee for the rest of the season

The Athletic have reported that Owen Beck will be on his way back to Scotland for the remainder of the campaign after playing 17 league games for them in the first half of the season scoring two goals and getting assists.

He was brought back to Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp thought that it would be necessary for cover in the left-back position due to the fact Andy Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas were both out injured meaning Joe Gomez was the only player who could play in that role.

However Andy Robertson is back to full fitness now as he came on against Norwich City in the FA Cup fourth round in what was Klopp’s first game since he had announced he would be leaving the club at the end of the season.

As well as this Kostas Tsimikas, who suffered a collarbone injury in the 1-1 draw against Arsenal, has been pictured in training so he could also be back to full fitness very soon.

Due to the near perfect form from Gomez as well Beck wasn’t really needed as he only made one appearance for Liverpool coming off the bench against Bournemouth with seven minutes to go.

However that appearance had restricted Beck as it meant that he would be unable to join any other side that was not Dundee due to the rules from FIFA which do not allow you to play for more than two clubs in one season.

So it would appear that Liverpool and Dundee had some sort of agreement about sending Beck back to the club if he was not required at Liverpool so the 21-year-old can kick on with the fine season he having up in Scotland.

 

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