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Plenty of loan interest but Klopp wants Liverpool youngsters to remain

Jurgen Klopp has said that he will not rush into loaning out Liverpool youngsters this summer.

It is very common for top Premier League teams to loan out their promising young players in order to hand them regular first team experience and Liverpool were one of the sides who had a host of their youngsters farmed out last season, with more than 15 heading away from Anfield.

The likes of Brad Smith, Cameron Brannagan, Ryan Kent, Pedro Chirivella, Kevin Stewart and Connor Randall have all been linked wth temporary moves from Merseyside but Klopp is also indicating they may remain.

The loan culture at England has certainly come as a surprise for Reds manager Klopp though and the German has now stated that he will not rush into loaning out his youth team players in order to avoid putting too much pressure on their shoulders.

Klopp said: "It is not normal to have players on loan in Germany, but in England it is.

"I'm not sure it's always best to give young players to other clubs. I think it's a kind of pressure you don't need at that age.

"Maybe we need to cool down the situation a little bit, hold on to these guys longer and let them play in our second team and develop as a team."

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