Liverpool have approved a transfer that will see Ben Woodburn leave the Anfield club on loan for the Scottish Premiership and Hearts.

The Welsh international has been in talks over a move to Gorgie this week. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp included Woodburn in his first Premier League squad of the season last week but he was left out against Burnley on Saturday.

Liverpool Pre-Season Training Session

Woodburn is heading to Scotland. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Klopp had pondered keeping the Hearts-bound player at Anfield but Woodburn’s move has now been given the green light. He will head to Edinburgh in the next 24 hours in order to secure the move.

Woodburn is the youngster goalscorer in Liverpool and has spent time out on loan at Sheffield United, Oxford United and Blackpool. He has impressed in pre-season but departs Merseyside again on loan, keen to play regular football rather than become a squad player.

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson wants the Liverpool talent permanently but will settle for a loan. Neilson’s side drew 1-1 with Aberdeen at Tynecastle on Sunday to move onto seven points from nine available in the league this season.

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