Born in Preston, 19-year-old defender Luke Chambers has been developing in the academy since he was six years old. The young defender, who plays primarily at left back, spent the second half of last season with Kilmarnock, making 14 appearances in the Scottish Premiership.
Despite his consistent performances, he is still finding it difficult to make an appearance in Liverpool’s first team. With Andy Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas still in good health, even a big pre-season performance would make it difficult for him to make the bench.
According to The Athletic, Liverpool, not wanting to stop the young side-back’s development, are ready to accept a loan move. In addition to Championship sides such as Sheffield Wednesday and Watford, Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen are also interested.
Leverkusen, who successfully acquired Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka from Arsenal, also have German gem Florian Wirtz and Czech Republic international Patrik Schick in their ranks.
However, there is no urgency to reinforce the left back, as the club acquired 27-year-old defender Alejandro Grimaldo, whose contract with Benfica expired this summer.
While it has been a recent trend for young English players to travel to Germany to awaken, a loan move within the country is the reality at this point. Nonetheless, there is a strong possibility that he will be sent to Germany to gain first-team experience, and he will need to work to identify a club where he can play on a regular basis.
Which club will the England U-19 national team defender join?