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Liverpool No2 Krawietz: Right time for young trio to leave on-loan

Liverpool assistant manager Peter Krawietz says they're happy with the progress of their young players away on-loan.

Last month, the Reds granted loan moves for Ovie Ejaria at Sunderland, Harry Wilson at Hull City and Marko Grujic at Cardiff City.

“It is a good opportunity for the younger players, because with them it is always a question of how to proceed and how to develop," said Krawietz, speaking to the official Liverpool FC magazine.

“We really like the boys, each single one, and we want to give them the opportunity to become the best football players that they can be and to use all their potential.

“That potential is massive otherwise they wouldn't have a contract with Liverpool FC.

“So to make the correct decision in each single situation you have to consider what is best for the guy: to keep him here training with the first team and playing in the second team or to make the step to play real professional football and to settle as a first-team player.

“Now there was a situation where we thought it could be the best idea to send them all out on loan and let them make the next steps.

“We will get the players back in the summer and then we can have a look again at what their roles are because we have a lot of highly interesting and highly talented young players, such as Marko, Harry, Ovie and Ryan."

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