Liverpool have confirmed the loan departures of two young talents for the 2022/23 season.
Both Adam Lewis and Billy Koumetio have left the club this campaign, joining League Two side Newport County and Austria Vienna respectively.
Koumetio, who joined the Reds in 2018 from French side Orléans, has two first-term appearances to his name, coming against FC Midtjylland in the Champions League in 2020.
He also played 45 hectic minutes against Leicester in the League Cup Quarter-Final this season, but was hauled off at half-time in place of compatriot Ibrahima Konate.
The France youth international was also part of the under-18s squad that reached the FA Youth Cup final in 2020-21.
He joins an Austria Vienna side who finished third in their division last campaign, and will enter the UEFA Europa League playoff stages in an aim to reach the group stage of the competition.
Lewis yesterday moved to League Two club Newport County on a season-long loan.
The 22-year-old has previously spent time at Amiens SC, Plymouth Argyle and Livingston, and can play as a full-back or in the centre of midfield.
He’s never featured for the Reds first team but his experience at a high level will be of great use for James Rowberry and his staff, who aim to gain promotion into League One for the first time this century.
They’re not the first to leave Anfield this summer, with Northern Ireland international Conor Bradley also departing to Bolton Wanderers.
Sadio Mane and Divock Origi have left on permanent deals, with Takumi Minamino expected to be announced as a Monaco player very soon.
The Reds are also set to loan out several other young talents, including a hero of 2020/21 Rhys Williams.
Sepp van den Berg, Vitezlav Jaros, Owen Beck, Leighton Clarkson and Paul Glatzel will also likely leave the Reds on a temporary basis, with the former expecting a move to a top division club after a successful spell with Preston North End.
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