Nothing Kills Players’ Development Like Not Playing

Nothing Kills Players’ Development Like Not Playing
September 16, 2013 Chris Rowland

By Paul Grech.

For a long time, there was the belief at Liverpool that it was better to keep young players at the club rather than loan them out.  It was a belief that had good reasons behind it: being more aware of what these players were doing, and being in control of what sort of coaching they were getting.

Yet it was also a policy that, arguably, kept players too ensconced at Liverpool. Which, perhaps, explain why there has been a visible change in policy this summer. Players are getting loaned out for reasonably long periods. More than that, players are being loaned out to clubs in moves that actually make sense.

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