Doncaster boss drops hint Kane could see loan from Liverpool extended

Liverpool loanee Herbie Kane is set to extend his stint with Doncaster Rovers, the League One side’s boss told BBC Radio Sheffield.

What’s the word?

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are flying high this season after standing unbeaten in their opening nine Premier League matches as they go toe-to-toe with Manchester City and Chelsea for a league title that has eluded the Reds for decades.

It is not only players at Anfield that are impressing from Liverpool’s squad though as youngster Herbie Kane has caught the eye on-loan with League One outfit Doncaster Rovers, contributing three assists in 12 appearances from his midfield role.

Rovers boss Grant McCann has now told BBC Radio Sheffield that talks are ongoing to extend the 19-year-old’s stay at the club, revealing that Liverpool are very pleased with his progress.

What was said?

“Both Mallik [Wilks, Leeds] and Herbie are in the middle of sorting out new deals with their parent clubs. I think I’ve touched on this before, as long as the goalposts don’t change for us – because I think we’ve done well for them – then we will extend. We want to extend the both of them because we feel they’ve added real quality to us.

“They both love it here. But there’s other things we have to worry about first. I mean, they have to sort their own end out as well. I think everybody’s on the same page, I really do. So again, it’s just about the timing of it.

“The conversation with Liverpool; they said this was one of the best loans they’ve had for one of their young players and they’ve been really impressed with the way Herbie’s developed here.”

A good deal?

With Kane earning regular opportunities with the third-tier side and impressing in his appearances there is certainly no reason for Liverpool to make a change in January, as it is highly unlikely he would earn first-team football at Anfield.

While the Reds may consider testing Kane at a higher level by sending him to a Championship club, Jurgen Klopp should not risk upsetting the balance of the teenager’s rise and should allow the 19-year-old to spend the entire season at Doncaster.