Dominic Solanke could leave Liverpool on a permanent basis when the transfer window opens in January, with Newcastle United interested in signing the young striker, according to a report published yesterday in The Express.
Despite featuring regularly last season and making 27 appearances in all competitions, Solanke has failed to even make a matchday squad so far this season and a move away is considered the ideal move in an attempt to prevent his development stunting.
Although loan moves to a multitude of Premier League clubs such as Huddersfield, Crystal Palace and West Ham have been mooted, due to already having filled their maximum quota of loanees with Kenedy and Salomon Rondon, any move for Solanke from Newcastle would have to be a permanent one.
Klopp is thought to be reluctant about sanctioning a move for Solanke, especially since Divock Origi could also depart in January, leaving Liverpool light up front with only Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturrige the two viable striking options.
Solanke showed flashes of his ability last season after his £3m move from Chelsea, but with only a solitary goal coming in the final game of the season, it was ultimately a disappointing campaign; it is thus little surprise to see him relegated to U23 action this term.
Solanke has always been pipped to reach the top and reminded fans of his talent in a 2-1 victory over Italy for England’s U21s, scoring both goals in the process, once again shining on the national stage after he was awarded Best Player in the U20 World Cup in 2017.
At still only 21-years-old, Solanke needs to play regularly as a lack of first-team action at Liverpool parallels the reasons he was desperate for a move away from Stamford Bridge.
However, Klopp does seem to have a liking for Solanke and having invested in him for the majority of last season, a permanent switch seems improbable — a loan move though, could be beneficial for all parties.