Liverpool made a mistake not offloading Solanke on loan

Liverpool rejected a handful of loan offers for Dominic Solanke in the summer in favour of keeping him at the club, according to The London Evening Standard.

What’s the word?

After bringing in Fabinho, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri and goalkeeper Alisson, attention turned to Liverpool’s fringe players.

The Merseyside outfit have plenty of talented youngsters coming through the academy that are yet to be given a chance in the first team.

Ben Woodburn and Harry Wilson were sent out on loan, and it was widely thought that Solanke would have the same fate.

However, according to The London Evening Standard, Liverpool opted against sending the striker on loan.

The publication states that Rangers, Aston Villa, Huddersfield Town,  Middlesbrough and Lyon had bids rejected.

Have the Reds made a mistake?

The coaches at Anfield clearly feel that Solanke – valued at £9m by Transfermarkt – would benefit from staying at the club this season.

However, if the 20-year-old wants to take that next step up, he needs to playing regularly at a competitive level.

Since moving to Liverpool from Chelsea in 2017, Solanke has not had any loan spells.

The striker is still at a very young age, but if he wants to develop at a faster pace and not risk getting left behind, he needs to be playing more.

Perhaps Jurgen Klopp will use the youngster in cup competitions this season, but time will tell.