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Young Liverpool left back takes loan at Toronto FC

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Aston Villa’s Spanish midfielder Jota (L) vies with Liverpool’s Scottish defender Tony Gallacher during the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England, on December 17, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Toronto FC has turned to Liverpool for its latest signing, as the Major League Soccer side has loaned Tony Gallacher from the Premier League outfit.

Gallacher, 21, is a left back who came to Liverpool with 17 senior appearances at Scottish Championship side Falkirk and has spent most of his time at Anfield with the U-23s in Premier League 2.

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The loan runs through the end of the MLS season. Justin Morrow has run the left flank for a long time at TFC and injured left mid Richie Laryea started a handful of matches at the spot this summer. Center back Chris Mavinga has also seen time on the left.

Gallacher was one of the players who suited up for Liverpool against Aston Villa in the League Cup when Jurgen Klopp opted to bring his entire senior team to Club World Cup. He passed at 88 percent in that game and managed a shot on target in what is his only first team experience to date with the Reds.

Spurs have had a few players go on loan to MLS teams while Josh Sims went from Southampton to New York Red Bulls.

It would be interesting to see if MLS sides are viewed as good loan options over League One or Championship sides as PL clubs continue to consider their brands in the United States.