Report: Klopp held talks with 21-year-old Liverpool player after training yesterday, had important message
Jurgen Klopp pulled Ben Woodburn after Liverpool training yesterday and told the attacker that his move to Hearts may be delayed, the Scotsman report.
Move put on hold
Hearts and Liverpool are thought to have agreed terms over a loan move for the 21-year-old.
However, Klopp apparently doesn’t want to sanction the transfer in the immediate future.
Instead, Liverpool want to keep hold of Woodburn until nearer the end of the transfer window.
The Liverpool boss reportedly feels Woodburn may be needed in his side’s next two games.
Excitingly for Liverpool fans, the report also claims that the reason behind Woodburn staying is because Klopp is working on getting a deal for a new attacker over the line.
Once Liverpool have more cover in forward areas Woodburn will be allowed to go.
The youngster will be under pressure to impress in Scotland too.
Woodburn burst on to the scene as a teenager, but has never quite developed into the first-team star many were expecting.
His last few loan spells haven’t been spectacular successes, but he has caught the eye over pre-season.
And if Woodburn can make a success of his time at Hearts, once the move is approved, he could still have a chance of making it Anfield.