Preston North End are reportedly keen on signing Liverpool talent Bobby Clark on loan ahead of the January transfer window.

That’s according to The Chronicle, who have been tracking Clark’s progress since leaving Newcastle United last year.

They claim that PNE have been keeping close tabs on Clark ahead of potentially offering a loan deal in January.

Liverpool are allegedly minded to keep Clark around the first-team setup at Anfield but the prospect of playing Championship football could appeal.


Clark has been away in Dubai with Liverpool’s senior squad as Jurgen Klopp’s men prepare for the return of Premier League action.

Clark came off the bench for games against Lyon and AC Milan and even stepped up for a penalty against the latter, scoring past Antonio Mirante in the shootout.

Klopp has even called Clark a ‘really interesting player’ having watched him closely in Dubai.

The 17-year-old is rated very highly at Liverpool and he has bagged one goal as well as two assists in eight Premier League 2 outings this season.

Capable of playing wide or as an attacking midfielder, Clark may be seen as a player who can play in Ryan Lowe’s 3-4-2-1 setup at North End.

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PNE will have to wait for Liverpool’s decision here but PNE could be a favoured destination if the Reds do loan Clark out.

North End developed Reds defender Sepp van den Berg brilliantly during an 18-month loan spell and also have a former Reds talent in the ranks in Ben Woodburn.

Boss Lowe is a huge Liverpool fan and Klopp himself was impressed with Lowe’s style of play during his time as Bury boss.

PNE are seemingly set to miss out on signing Conor Bradley, with Liverpool reluctant to end his Bolton Wanderers loan.

Lowe and North End may now hope for better luck with Clark as the January transfer window draws ever closer.

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