Liverpool have confirmed the transfer of young forward Jack Dunn, who has joined Morecambe fc on a five-month loan. The Reds striker played against his loan side in a friendly for the Liverpool U23 side and even scored a goal in a 2-1 win at the Globe Arena on Saturday (30th July) before sealing a move on the same day.

"Academy forward Jack Dunn has joined League Two side Morecambe on a half-season loan deal," a statement read on Liverpool's official site.

The 21-year-old striker, who was injured most of last season, has returned to full fitness and will continue his development with the League Two outfit. He has previously had loan spells with Burton Albion and Cheltenham Town FC. Dunn's temporary spell with the Shrimps will end following their game against Crewe on 2 January 2017.

The young forward, who has represented England at the U17, U18 and U19 levels, is the fifth Liverpool player to leave on loan this summer following the departures of Ryan Fulton, Danny Ward, Ryan Kent and Adam Bogdan. Morecambe manager Jim Bentley is delighted to have landed the forward after he caught his eye when he played against the Shrimps during his loan spell with Cheltenham.

"Jack is someone who has always impressed me and I am delighted that he has come to us," Bentley said, as quoted by Morecambe's official site.

"He is an excellent player and a great finisher and he will be a real boost to the squad and I am sure he will excite the fans as well.''

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Liverpool forward Jack Dunn celebrates after scoring a goal for Cheltenham FC against Morecambe in 2014/15 campaignGetty

Meanwhile, according to the Liverpool Echo, Luis Alberto's proposed move to Sevilla has collapsed after the La Liga club refused to meet the Reds' valuation to re-sign their former player. A number of Championship clubs, however, have shown interest and could make a move for the midfielder, who is surplus to requirements at Anfield.