What’s behind Liverpool’s 21-year-old midfielder Tyler Morton’s decision to play in the Championship again

What's behind Liverpool's 21-year-old midfielder Tyler Morton's decision to play in the Championship again Transfers

Twenty-one-year-old midfielder Tyler Morton was a promising prospect in the 2021/22 season, having played a game for the first team. Last season, he chose to compete in the Championship for opportunities and was loaned to Blackburn.

He could have stayed at Liverpool this season, but combined with a revamped midfield squad, his playing time was limited even if he stayed. Hoping to further his development, he opted once again for a taste of the Championship, joining Hull City on a one-year loan.

He has started 10 games for the club and has become a regular. He is looking for a chance to break into the top half of the league, where Leicester City and Ipswich are out of contention.

The young defensive midfielder spoke about the background behind his loan move to Hull City, saying that it was important for him to have the opportunity to play in order to reach his goals.

“I’m very realistic in the way I think,”

“I’ve matured in the way I think and the mature decision for me was to come to another Championship club and hopefully play a good amount of games. You never know what happens in the future, next year.”

“Blackburn Rovers was a lovely club, a family club and they brought me into it. We just missed out on the play-offs so I’ve experienced a lot of the Championship already and that’s why I wanted to come back to it.”

“I think the best experience of my life was playing in the Championship so I wanted to give it another go and take a step up by going to a higher-quality team in Hull City and take another step on the path towards where I want to be.”


This summer, the club acquired Alexis Mac Allister and Wataru Endo, with Curtis Jones handling the bottom of midfield in some games.

The winter transfer market is said to be looking for a new defensive midfielder, and it may be difficult for him to establish himself in the first team after next season.

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