Hammill returns to Reds
Winger waits on Liverpool decision
Last Updated: 30/12/08 10:12am
Hammill: Back from loan
Adam Hammill has been recalled by Liverpool following his successful loan spell at Blackpool.
The 20-year-old is now waiting to see if he will remain at Liverpool for the second half of the season or go out on loan again.
The skilful winger is highly regarded by the Liverpool coaching staff and he was rewarded with a new three-year deal before he was sent out on loan to Blackpool last August.
Hammill impressed during his time at Bloomfield Road with a number of eye-catching performances, including a stunning strike in the local derby with Preston.
Reds boss Rafa Benitez has been keeping tabs on Hammill's progress and the Spaniard will now cast an eye over him in training in the next few weeks before deciding whether to keep him in the Liverpool squad or allow him to go out on loan again for regular first-team action.
Benitez could decide to give Hammill his chance in the side as he has shown he is prepared to give young members of his squad a chance to impress this term after using Nabil El Zhar and David Ngog as impact players off the bench in a number of games.
Blackpool were believed to be interested in extending Hammill's loan deal until the end of the season, but the uncertain management situation at Bloomfield Road following Simon Grayson's departure to Leeds has put that move up in the air.
Hammill has revealed he enjoyed his time at Blackpool and will now wait and see what Liverpool decide is the best option for him in the next few weeks.
"I would like to thank everyone at Blackpool and the fans for their support during my loan spell," Hammill told skysports.com.
"It's a great club with a good group of players and I really enjoyed my time there.
"I signed a new contract with Liverpool in the summer and I will see what they want to do next with me.
"If they wanted to loan me out again I would always be interested in a return to Bloomfield Road in the future."