Liverpool could 'exploit' Premier League rule change to their advantage
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Liverpool will attempt to exploit an potential Premier League rule change to their advantage, according to a finance expert.
The proposed change relates to the loan system within English football. Currently, clubs in the three tiers below the Premier League are permitted to field five loan players in a matchday squad at any one time, with a maximum of two players loaned from the same club.
In the Premier League, meanwhile, clubs are restricted to two loans at any one time, and cannot loan more than one player from the same club.
Football Insider claimed last week, as per sources, that 'powerful' Premier League clubs want the limit on players that can be loaned out domestically to be abolished. They also want to be allowed to loan out up to four players to one club at a time, although this would only involve players under the age of 21.
They also reportedly want EFL clubs to commit to having a certain number of players from the top flight on loan, although this proposal would likely result in plenty of backlash from the EFL clubs in question.
Whilst loan deals are particularly effective in the third and fourth tiers of the EFL, and can cut costs, there is definitely an argument as to whether removing loan limits would have a positive effect on lower-league clubs in the long-term, especially if those clubs are obliged to complete deal.
It is claimed that if the proposals go through, Liverpool may look to exploit them.
Liverpool 'could exploit proposed loan rules'
According to financial expert Dr Dan Plumley, Liverpool would be a team to benefit from any relaxations of loan limits, and may look to use that to their advantage.
He told Football Insider: "Liverpool are one of the teams in the Premier League with a big squad and a lot of talented young players.
"The rule changes are definitely made with the big six in mind, so that more youth players can gain experience out on loan. The top clubs have the capability to make the most out of these changes, so it makes sense that they will capitalise on it and try to use it to their advantage.
"They have a number of young players who will benefit hugely from game time, and so I expect Liverpool and other big clubs in the Premier League to exploit these rule changes."