Liverpool have agreed to send defender Andre Wisdom on a season-long loan to Austrian Bundesliga side Red Bull Salzburg.

The Liverpool Echo says the 23-year-old had also attracted interest from Scottish champions Celtic but that Salzburg had won the race for his signature.

It is the fourth straight season in which Wisdom has been loaned out to another club by Liverpool, following spells at Derby County, West Brom and Norwich City. He has three years left on his contract with the Anfield club.

The former England U-21 international made 14 league appearances for the Reds under former manager Brendan Rodgers, but has not played a single minute of first-team football under current boss Jurgen Klopp.

The German coach has let several academy players leave on temporary deals this summer to help continue their development.

Danny Ward, Ryan Fulton, Ryan Kent, Jack Dunn, Lloyd Jones and Sam Hart have all joined lower-league clubs, while Taiwo Awoniyi has moved to NEC Nijmegen in Holland.

More departures likely

Liverpool U-23 coach Michael Beale told the Echo that more youngsters could leave Anfield before the transfer window closes.

"If it's the right loan then it will happen. If Jurgen wants them to stay here then that will be the best thing for them because he will use them and they will be around the first-team squad," he said.

Andre Wisdom
Andre Wisdom, 23, has three years left on his Liverpool contract Getty Images

"You don't always need a loan to make the jump. Being around the first-team players rub off on them hugely.

"Alternatively, as we're seeing with Ryan Kent, Jack Dunn and Lloyd Jones at the moment, you can make a name for yourself outside the club," Beale added.

"It all depends on the quality of the offer coming in and where the manager sees your position in the group."

Liverpool return to Premier League action following the international break with their first home game of the season against champions Leicester City.