Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Reds defender Andre Wisdom is set to join West Brom on a season long loan, as reported by Sky Sports.

Wisdom was a key man for Championship side Derby County last season and now has his chance to impress in the Premier League as Liverpool see him as a long-term Anfield defender.

The England under-21 right back played an hour for the Reds yesterday as they beat Preston North End 2-1 at Deepdale and he will now join up with West Brom and Alan Irvine who has already brought in fellow defender Joleon Lescott this summer.

“After today, Andre is going to go on loan to West Brom,” Rodgers told Liverpool’s official website.

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“He had a very successful period at Derby last year, he did very well under Steve McClaren.

“He now has the opportunity to go to another very good coach in Alan Irvine, who I know from my youth days. He is an excellent coach and West Brom are an excellent club.

“West Brom have been a rising club for the last few years in the Premier League. He’ll go there and it will be another chance for his education and development to continue.

“He’ll join up with them sooner rather than later and spend the season there on loan. That will be another step for him in his development, playing regularly in the Premier League.”

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