Liverpool starlet Lloyd Jones has joined Accrington Stanley on a one-month loan deal. The defender, 19, links up with the League Two side on a youth loan deal with the aim of securing more first-team opportunities, the club have confirmed.
Jones has already had a spell away from Merseyside this season when he, along with fellow Liverpool youngsters Kevin Stewart and Jack Dunn, joined Cheltenham Town, where he made six appearances for the club.
"His experience at this level with Cheltenham will help him," said Stanley boss John Coleman. "Defence is probably the one area that we're a bit short in and Lloyd will be a great addition to our squad."
Jones featured for Liverpool's Under-21 ranks against their Everton counterparts on 9 March but will be available to make his Accrington debut against Burton on 14 March.
The defender arrived on Merseyside from Plymouth four years ago and earned a space on the bench for the first team against Fulham in 2013. And having had his initial taste of first-team action at Whaddon Road earlier in the season, he is hoping for more chances.
Jones told Accrington's official website: "I learnt so much in just six games at Cheltenham. I went back to Liverpool and had a few games but even those tough games seemed easier for me to handle because of the experience. I'd definitely recommend going out on loan to any young player.
"Physically it's massively different. We [Liverpool] played Everton on Monday and physically I felt bigger and stronger than the striker. It's a tough league to play in but if I want to be a centre-half in England then I have to deal with it. I think more games will just help me to deal with it better and better."