Liverpool has chance to repeat transfer tactic with League Cup-winning youngster

Jayden Danns and James McConnell prepare to come off the bench for Liverpool during the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea
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Arne Slot will have plenty on his plate when he arrives at Liverpool next month. Among the many jobs on his to-do list will be making decisions on some members of his new squad.

Slot officially starts work at Anfield on June 1 as he takes over from Jürgen Klopp. Alongside new sporting director Richard Hughes, he will be tasked with leading Liverpool into a new era.

That will no doubt see some new faces arriving to bolster the Reds, while some of the current squad may well be set for moves. Among those may be some of the club’s youngsters.

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A number of the academy’s stars impressed this season, especially during the Carabao Cup final win over Chelsea. Bobby Clark, James McConnell and Jayden Danns all made an impact at Wembley, and will no doubt be eyeing up a bright future at Liverpool.

Slot and Hughes though will have to decide on their next steps, with loan moves away from Anfield a possibility. Already, there could be an option awaiting one of those stars.

According to the Hull Daily Mail, Championship side Hull City is interested in signing McConnell on loan next season. The 19-year-old would follow in the footsteps of Tyler Morton and Fábio Carvalho if he were to make the move to Yorkshire, with the pair enjoying successful spells with the Tigers this season.

Morton made 39 appearances during a season-long spell at the MKM Stadium, scoring three times and adding five assists. Carvalho, meanwhile, made 20 appearances after joining Hull in January following a failed loan at RB Leipzig, and scoring nine goals during his time there.

According to the report, Hull is set for a major overhaul this summer, with the club planning on making as many as 10 new signings, as well as finding a new manager. Previous boss Liam Rosenior was sacked at the end of the season after failing to make the Championship play-offs. says: A loan would seem to be the obvious next step for McConnell. The midfielder has impressed whenever he has turned out for Liverpool this season, and getting some more senior football under his belt would be no bad thing.

Hull will likely have a good relationship with Liverpool following Morton and Carvalho’s spells there this season. The fact there is no manager in place yet for the new season though could be a sticking point for the Reds. They would have known what they were getting if Rosenior was still in charge, and whoever does get the job now might decide whether they went to send Morton there next season.