Liverpool defender Lloyd Jones has joined League One side Swindon Town on a season-long loan after agreeing a new contract with the Anfield club. The 20-year-old will gain further experience at a fourth different club in the last 18 months as Jurgen Klopp agrees to loan out the seventh different player this summer.
Jones has never made a senior appearance for the Reds but he is no stranger to the rigours of the Football League. The England Under-20 international has previously played for Cheltenham Town, Accrington Stanley and Blackpool and will now apply his trade at the County Ground.
The ex-Wales youth international was not signed in time to play for Swindon in their League One opener against Coventry City but could make his Robins bow against Queens Park Rangers in the League Cup first round at Loftus Road. But Jones' latest spell away from Liverpool does not necessarily mean his hopes of making an impression on Merseyside are over.
His exit has been accompanied by the signing of a new deal - the length of which Liverpool have refused to confirm - but the offer of fresh terms indicates the club and manager Klopp do have a role in mind for Jones going forward. The German recalled several players from loan spells last season upon his appointment, with several of them going on to make their first team debuts.
And the Plymouth-born Jones will be hopeful he can make an impression at Swindon and alert Klopp to his ability. The Liverpool boss is skeptical over the value of loan deals, however with the club not involved in European competition this season Klopp will not require the same volume of players he did last term.
Ryan Fulton, Danny Ward, Adam Bogdan, Ryan Kent, Jon Flanagan and Allan have already left Liverpool on loan this summer, with the players joining the other 11 who have departed on permanent deals. Klopp has meanwhile signed seven new players and could make a further addition to cover for the injured James Milner, who went off in the friendly win over Barcelona.