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Liverpool in transfer talks over defender after double defenders injury blow

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Owen Beck is currently on-loan at Dundee from Liverpool. Dundee boss Tony Docherty has revealed talks are underway with Liverpool about the future of Owen Beck.

The left-back has lit up the Scottish Premiership in the first half of the campaign and his impressive displays even saw him force his way into the full Wales squad.

However, due to injuries at Anfield, speculation has emerged that the 21-year-old could be recalled.

Andy Robertson is recovering from surgery, after dislocating his shoulder during the international break following a coming-together with Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon.

While Kostas Tsimikas suffered a suspected broken collarbone during Saturday’s draw with Arsenal.

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Dundee currently sit seventh in the Scottish Premiership, and Docherty, speaking to the Daily Record before the Greece international picked up his injury, is hoping that Beck won’t be heading back to Anfield next month.

He said: “We are still in talks just now. Like Mal (Boateng), it is an important stage for these young players. They are getting regular football.

“They’re also coming up and playing in a prestigious league and getting exposure. They are playing really good teams, against good players at good stadiums.

“There is also the exposure of television and they are all big pluses for the team coming up.

They are all thriving. The relationships with all their parent clubs are good.

“We are in constant consultation to make sure we are looking after their players properly and on top of that.

“Down in England it is Saturday/Tuesday and up here there is more time on the training ground and to develop them.

“In terms of Owen, we have had him in the gym to develop him physically.

It is another factor and you really need to pull on everything to attract this level of player.

“They do or they wouldn’t send them up. So far it has been successful for Dundee FC and we have been really happy with. It is something we are not blasé about.

“You need to make sure you commit to the parent club and what you promise you deliver. Hopefully, we have been doing that and you see the development of the players.

It benefits us but it also has to benefit the parent club.”

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