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21-year-old Liverpool prospect has just won Young Player of the Season out on loan, he’s ‘unbelievable’



21-year-old Liverpool prospect has just won Young Player of the Season out on loan, he’s ‘unbelievable’

Liverpool youngster Leighton Clarkson has been named Aberdeen’s Young Player of the Season after an impressive year out on loan in Scotland.

The Dons announced on their official website that the 21-year-old had claimed the award following on from what has been a good year for Clarkson, with the versatile midfielder bagging five goals and eight assists for the Scottish Premiership side.

With rumours circulating that Clarkson could soon leave Liverpool on a permanent basis, the youngster picking up this award from Aberdeen could add some value to the midfielder’s price tag, with the Reds likely to sell the midfielder if a decent offer comes in.

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Lauded as ‘unbelievable’ for his performances for Aberdeen this season, Clarkson has seemingly found his level in Scotland this campaign, and a return north of the border to a Rangers or even a Celtic could be a fantastic move for the Lancashire-born talent.

Indeed, Clarkson’s displays have been well-rewarded this campaign with Aberdeen naming the youngster as their Young Player of the Year, and the midfielder himself should use the accolade as a motive to leave Liverpool for regular football away from Anfield.

Clarkson must seek permanent transfer after successful year at AberdeenPhoto by Harriet Lander – The FA/The FA via Getty Images

After a somewhat disappointing loan spell at Blackburn Rovers, Clarkson has more than proved his worth this season with Aberdeen, and the former England youth international must now be thinking of a permanent move this summer given his limited opportunities at Liverpool.

Clarkson’s midfield versatility will already make the 21-year-old an intriguing option for many top sides, and with the youngster impressing at a club as big as Aberdeen, the Liverpool talent could soon have the world at his feet if the right offers come in this summer.

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 Liverpool in Europa League will be special for one section of Reds support

Liverpool hero John Aldridge insists playing in the Europa League next season would have a “silver lining”.

The Reds remain likely to quality for the competition, despite the stumbles of fourth place Manchester United.

Aldridge wrote for the Sunday World: “Failure to qualify for the Champions League will be a hammer blow for Liverpool. I just don’t see Newcastle and Manchester United dropping enough points to give the teams below them a chance to overhaul them now.

“The games have run out and for a variety of reasons, Klopp has seen his side not do enough over the course of this season to justify a top-four finish.

“Yet, when I look towards the prospect of Thursday-night football and seeing Liverpool back in the second-tier UEFA competition, one silver lining shines through.

“Next season’s Europa League final is in Dublin, and can you imagine the scenes if Liverpool are one of the teams in it.

“We all know the fan base Liverpool have in Ireland and if they were in a major European final at the Aviva Stadium, it would be something very special.”

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