By Scott Taylor
Jack Dunn has joined Vanarama National League side Tranmere Rovers on a loan-deal from Liverpool until the end of the season.
Dunn, 22, has not made a first-team appearance for the Reds after progressing through the Academy and into the U23s setup.
After previous loan spells with Cheltenham Town, Burton Albion and Morecambe, the forward is set to join the National League high-flyers as they look for an immediate return to League Two.
Dunn recently saw his loan spell with Morecambe come to an end after scoring six goals in 19 appearances, including a hat-trick against Rotherham in the EFL Cup.
After joining the Liverpool academy at the age of six, the forward has been very highly-rated, but a few injury-hit seasons have restricted his progress.
He initially started his playing career in midfield, captaining the U16s before scoring eight goals in 20 appearances in his debut season with the U18s.
After scoring six goals in six FA Youth Cup games in a injury-hit 2012/13, the midfielder made the step up to the then U21s, and fully established himself as a striker a year later.
In his first full season at U21 level, Dunn, playing in a new position, finished as the clubs top scorer with 10 goals in 19 games, which led to first-team opportunities.
The former England U19 international took his chance with both hands, scoring in Liverpool’s post-season 4-0 victory over League of Ireland side Sharmrock Rovers.
Overall, Dunn has scored 12 goals in 37 league and cup appearances for the U23s, and recently bagged another hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Bangor in December 2016.
He will join a Tranmere Rovers side who are third in the National League, four points off the league leaders Lincoln City after a 3-0 win against Woking on Tuesday night.