Liverpool: midfielder leaves Anfield as Brendan Rodgers clears the decks ahead of Christian Benteke arrival

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Williams has completed his move away from the club, joining Swindon Town on loan.

According to a statement on the club website, the teenager has completed a ‘youth loan switch’ to the Robins, and will remain at the County Ground for the duration of the campaign.

“Liverpool youngster Jordan Williams has completed a youth loan switch to Swindon Town until the end of the season,” the announcement began.

“The versatile 19-year-old will build up further senior experience with the League One side throughout 2015-16.

“Williams made his first-team debut for the Reds last September, as a substitute against Middlesbrough at Anfield.

“Later in the campaign, he made a temporary move to Notts County and featured eight times.”

The 19-year-old moved to Anfield from Wrexham in 2009, and despite his departure, he appears to have a long-term future with the Merseyside giants, having signed a new two-and-a-half-year deal with the club in January, according to the Daily Star.

However, for the versatile star—who can play across the backline or in the heart of the midfield—competition for places is too tight for him to enjoy first-team football over the coming campaign.

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Liverpool have brought in the likes of James Milner to bolster their midfield, while full-back pair Joe Gomez and Nathaniel Clyne have also been signed to enforce the defence.

Academy products such as Andre Wisdom and Jon Flanagan remain on the club’s books, meaning that Williams’ route to the first team is blocked for the time being.

The youngster’s exit is not likely to be the last from Anfield this summer, with players such as Jose Enrique, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini all having been linked to the exit door.

Brendan Rodgers will likely be looking to clear the decks ahead of the arrival of Christian Benteke; the Merseyside heavyweights have met the Aston Villa striker’s £32.5 million fee release clause [BBC], and a transfer may well be completed imminently.

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