Done Deal: Liverpool midfielder completes loan move to Aberdeen

By | August 6, 2022

Aberdeen have finalised the signing of Liverpool midfielder Leighton Clarkson on a season-long loan deal.

The 20-year-old promising midfielder is the 11th summer addition at Pittodrie as they are keen on challenging for the Scottish championship title.

Clarkson spent time on loan at hometown team Blackburn Rovers last season, playing seven games in the second top-tier of English football.

“He’s brave in possession and at the right times is willing to try the difficult pass which some don’t always have the ability or courage to attempt,” said Dons boss Jim Goodwin.

“That is something we will continue to encourage.”

Clarkson has played once in each domestic cup competition for the Merseyside Reds and has Champions League experience from 90 minutes win against FC Midtjylland in December 2020.

“We’re very grateful to Liverpool for their assistance in making this loan possible and hope they will see Aberdeen as a suitable club for some of their young prospects to continue their development in the future,” added Goodwin.

Meanwhile, Liverpool seems to have ended their transfer business this summer after signing Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsey.