Preston North End are reportedly keen on Liverpool teenager Bobby Clark but Jurgen Klopp seems to be an enormous fan.

The Chronicle report that former Newcastle United talent Clark is wanted on loan by PNE in January.

Boss Ryan Lowe is a huge Liverpool fan and even played under Clark’s father Lee during their time together at Bury.

Clark may be seen as a player who can make a big impact in the final third if Lowe sticks with a 3-4-2-1 system moving forward.


The initial report did note that Liverpool are currently inclined to keep Clark around the first team.

Clark was with the senior squad for their recent trip to Dubai and PNE may be left waiting to hear of any verdict on a loan deal.

With some players still coming back from World Cup duty, Clark looks set to be in the squad for Liverpool against Manchester City on Thursday.

Clark is training with Liverpool’s first team ahead of that game and he appears to be making a real impression on Klopp.

Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders has been quoted by This Is Anfield as saying that Clark – as well as Stefan Bajcetic – is impressing.

After training on Tuesday, Klopp was left blown away as he marvelled at Clark’s maturity at the age of just 17.

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Klopp quite literally said the word ‘wow’ when talking about Clark, with the teenager certainly putting himself in the good books of the Liverpool boss.

On the one hand, that will excite PNE fans who will be hoping to see such an exciting talent turn out for North End in 2023.

On the other, Klopp’s amazement at Clark just makes it even trickier for PNE to lure him away from Anfield even only on loan for a few months.

Liverpool paid around £1.5million to lure Clark way from Newcastle and he’s really showing just why that seven-figure fee was paid, with PNE’s hopes potentially drifting.

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