As long as there’s some sort of buy-back or sell-on clause, this makes a lot of sense.
Ki-Jana has a ton of promise, and is still only 18, but…
His positions are RB and RCB.
At RB, TAA is one of the best in the world, and this past season Neco has moved ahead of Ki-Jana. Plus there’s the fact that Gomez or even Hendo can fill in there in an emergency.
At CB, he’s behind the obvious Virgil, Joe, and Joel. Plus, based on this pre-season, I suspect that the coaching staff are at least somewhat enamored of Koumetio, as are many fans. Not to mention Sepp and others.
Hoever wants first team football, but isn’t going to get much if any here. Meanwhile, moving him on to Wolves gets Liverpool some cash while also allowing a clearer path for Koumetio to develop.