Liverpool defender Lloyd Jones have signed a new contract with the club and was immediately sent on loan to Swindon Town.

However, the 20-year old’s contract details were not disclosed by the club and Jurgen Klopp sees the youngster as a future prospect which made the club send him out on loan to help his development.

Jones have not represented Liverpool senior squad but has been an unused substitute for the club in the top flight.

The player has moved to Anfield back in 2011  for a fee of £150,000 from Plymouth Argyle Academy and has shown good strides of improvement in his game over the time.

Being at 6ft 3in, the player could very well become a strong and intuitive centre-back as the Reds are keen to have the player on their roster in the coming years.

The English U-20 international has already had loan spells at Cheltenham Town, Accrington Stanley, and Blackpool. However, Jones was hit with an injury during his time at Blackpool last season as he made only 11 appearances for the club.

The 20-year old is not eligible to play in the Robins’ League One opener against Coventry City this afternoon having not signed in time for Swindon Town.