Liverpool are willing to let Elijah Dixon-Bonner leave the club this summer, with the midfielder currently on trial at Portsmouth, a report from Hampshire Live has revealed.
A member of Liverpool’s youth setup, Dixon-Bonner has made just one senior appearance for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
However, the 20-year-old did feature for Portsmouth as a triallist in the League One club’s 3-3 draw with Bristol City on Tuesday.
Now it seems as though Portsmouth have been given a lift with their hopes of potentially turning that trial into a genuine move, should they wish to do so.
According to this latest update, Liverpool are willing to let Dixon-Bonner move elsewhere for next season in order to give him regular game time.
That is something that the player himself is also said to be keen on, although it remains to be seen if Portsmouth will pursue a deal for the midfielder.
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Even if Pompey do not do that, Dixon-Bonner is still expected to leave Anfield this summer.
This does seem to put Portsmouth in a strong position should they decide to try and sign Dixon-Bonner this summer.
With both the player and Liverpool seemingly open to him moving elsewhere this summer, the fact that Pompey already have on trial, means they should be able to move quickly, given they have immediate access to the midfielder, and know what to expect from him.
Indeed, it is hard to see Dixon-Bonner getting too many first-team opportunities at Liverpool next season, so a loan move away for the coming campaign does appear to make sense.
That way, the 20-year-old can get the first-team football he needs to help develop his career, and put him in a strong position to make an impact somewhere further down the line.