Jack Dunn
Jack Dunn spent time on loan with Cheltenham Town last season (as pictured) before moving to Morecambe this summer Getty

Liverpool forward Jack Dunn's temporary loan spell with Morecambe has been cut short by the League Two club after he failed to nail down a starting spot in recent weeks. The 22-year-old joined The Shrimps during the summer transfer window until January but has returned early owing to lack of playing time.

The former England U19 international is on his third loan spell after spending time with Cheltenham Town and Burton Albion last season. Dunn made 18 appearances in all competitions for Morecambe and scored six goals. He is likely to rejoin the Liverpool U23 side and will hope that he can impress Jurgen Klopp enough to get a run out in the EFL Cup, when the Reds play Leeds United next week.

The Liverpool forward started the first nine games for the League Two outfit, but has played just four times in the league as a substitute since the end of September. Morecambe manager Jim Bentley was unable to pinpoint the reason for the loan spell being terminated, while expressing gratitude towards the Merseyside club for loaning him for the last four months.

"Jack is a good lad and we have enjoyed having him here. For one reason or another it hasn't worked out as we would have wanted in recent weeks so we feel at this stage it is best for all parties if Jack returns to Liverpool FC," Bentley said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

"We have a good relationship with the under 23 staff at Liverpool and we would like to thank them for loaning us Jack for the last four months.

"We would also like to thank Jack for his efforts and wish him the very best of luck for the future," The Shrimps boss added.