Liverpool opted to not loan out attacker Dominic Solanke this summer as the club’s staff believe the best place for him is at Anfield, according to the London Evening Standard.
The newspaper claims that with Premier League players Josh Onomah and Tammy Abraham securing loan moves to Championship sides this summer but not featuring as of yet, that the Reds’ coaching have never wavered from their belief that Solanke’s time is best spent on Merseyside.
The London Evening Standard report that the Reds had to turned down numerous approaches for the 20-year-old forward this summer with Huddersfield Town, Middlesbrough, Aston Villa, Rangers and Lyon all believed to have been keen to borrow him.
The report alludes to the fact that Everton have been able to utilise their fledgling young talents such as Kieran Dowell and Jonjoe Kenny in their League Cup games and that the Reds could follow suit. Jurgen Klopp’s side are set to compete in several competitions this season and that means the eccentric German manager needs a squad big enough to cope with the demands are battling for trophies on multiple fronts. While some may still question the decision not to loan Solanke out, as he is yet to play any minutes this season, they may soon as understand the logic. As stated by the London Evening Standard, the Reds are due to play seven games in 23 days shortly, which means Solanke will be needed to feature in order to give the likes of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino a rest. The 20-year-old tasted a lot of first-team action last season, he featured 27 times, and is no doubt going to get plenty of experience by staying at Anfield.