Young midfielder, Melkamu Frauendorf, leaves Liverpool

Young midfielder, Melkamu Frauendorf, leaves Liverpool

Young midfielder, Melkamu Frauendorf, leaves Liverpool

Liverpool FC has confirmed that young German midfielder Melkamu Frauendorf has joined Hannover 96, ending a 4-year spell on Merseyside.

Frauendorf made two senior appearances under Jurgen Klopp but failed to earn a permanent call-up to the Reds senior squad.

Liverpool FC has confirmed the departure of young midfielder Melkamu Frauendorf, with the German youth player returning to his homeland to play for Hannover 96.

Frauendorf joined the Reds from Hoffenheim in August 2020, aged 16, and arrived with a big reputation as a powerful midfielder with an eye for goal.

Joining up with the under 18's, Frauendorf became a fixture in the team, before moving up to the under 21 squad.  By January 2022, Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp had seen enough in training to give Frauendorf his senior debut, against Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup Third Round.  Later the same year (on the 9th of November 2022), Frauendorf made his one and only senior start for Liverpool, against Derby County in the Carabao Cup at Anfield.

Sadly for Frauendorf, and Liverpool, the youngster was unable to build on his early promise, and despite becoming a regular in the under-21 side, the club decided against offering the German a new contract, meaning he was free to move on.

After several offers, Frauendorf has now agreed on a multi-year deal with Hannover 96, where he will initially join up with their under-23 side, as he looks to take the next step in his football career.

Everyone at LFC - Back On Our Perch wishes Melkamu well for the future.

Liverpool youngsters wish Melkamu Frauendorf well

After hearing the news that Frauendorf was leaving the club, many of his teammates from the under-21s were quick to wish him well, with Bobby Clark and Jayden Danns among them.

Reacting to a message Frauendorf put on his Instagram account, Kaide Gordon replied "All the best brother", while Jayden Danns and Bobby Clark replied with heart emojis.

Frauendorf's emotional message to LFC

After confirming the transfer, Melkamu Fraeundorf was quick to thank everyone at Anfield for his 4 years in the Academy, writing a heartfelt message on Instagram.

"As I am entering a new chapter in my career at Hannover 96 Football Club, today is the day to say goodbye and THANK YOU for the four wonderful years I spent at the Liverpool Academy," he penned on Instagram. "I could not have wished for better training conditions, and my special thank you goes out to my coaches, and to all my teammates."

"Thank you to all the staff, especially the kitchen staff, for absolutely delicious food, and thank you to my teachers who helped me succeed in the language classes," he added. "To all the fans who made it special to represent the Club at the matches: Thank you!"

"The hardest part of leaving Liverpool was having to say goodbye to my host family, you certainly are more family than host parents to me, and I will miss the life with you and all the kids in the house. There is no way to thank you enough for everything you did for me. All the best to everyone."

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When did Melkamu Frauendorf join Liverpool?
    • Liverpool signed Frauendorf in August 2020, when the midfielder was 16.
  • Which club has Frauendorf joined?
    • Hannover 96 has confirmed the signing of Melkamu Frauendorf from Liverpool, with the youngster joining the German sides under-23 team, as he looks to recover from injury.
  • How many appearances did Frauendorf make for Liverpool?
    • Frauendorf made just two senior appearances for Liverpool, one in the Carabao Cup and one in the FA Cup.  He started just one game.
  • Will Liverpool get a transfer fee for Melkamu Frauendorf?
    • Liverpool will not receive a transfer fee from Hannover 96 for Frauendorf, as the youngster's contract expired, making him a free agent.

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