Herbie Kane shone on loan at Doncaster Rovers last season but will Premier League giants Liverpool let him return to South Yorkshire?

Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Moore has described Liverpool midfielder Herbie Kane as a ‘fantastic player’ but played down speculation that the youngster could return to the Keepmoat for a second loan spell, while speaking to the Doncaster Free Press.

Kane spent last season in South Yorkshire and to say he was a hit with supporters would be an understatement.

The 20-year-old scored seven goals in all competitions as Doncaster reached the play-offs, earning a place in the League One Team of the Year for his efforts.

And Rovers fans were thrilled to see Kane back in familiar surroundings at the weekend with the Bristol-born starlet spotted in the stands during Doncaster’s dramatic 3-2 win against Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

But former West Brom boss Moore was keen to make clear that nothing has been agreed yet, though the manager did admit that he’s a big fan of former England U17 international Kane.

“I know he is a fantastic player. He was a good player for the club last season,” Moore said. “But I would only imagine that is speculation linking him with a move back here.

“Obviously Herbie knows one or two of the boys here and one of them invited him to come along and watch the game.”

With the transfer window shut for clubs in the Championship, Kane is in a rather difficult position. Either he leaves Liverpool to join a League One or Two club before the end of the month, or he will be playing reserve team football until January at least.

But surely Kane has outgrown life in the academy. He thrived during 49 appearances for Doncaster last season and he deserves another chance to prove that he belongs alongside seasoned professionals.

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