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‘They do help a lot’ – Manchester City star loanee opens up on working with Etihad Stadium staff while at Hull City



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Manchester City’s highly-rated loanee striker Liam Delap has spoken about how the Premier League champions are still managing player development while on loan.

The 20-year-old centre-forward joined Championship high-flyers Hull City at the beginning of the now-ongoing season and has certainly had a great start to life in East Yorkshire, following an arguably challenging start in senior men’s football.

The Manchester City academy graduate – who is also the son of Stoke City icon Rory Delap – scored his first goal for the Tigers on his debut in a 2-1 defeat to Norwich City, as well as scoring the only goal in an impressive 0-1 win against table-toppers Leicester.

Speaking during a recent conversation, Liam Delap has admitted that his performances at Hull are being monitored consistently by his parent club, while the two parties remain in frequent contact over his development at the MKM Stadium.

“We’re in contact quite a lot,” Delap began. “When you come on loan, it’s a different type of experience and it’s a nice feeling, they do help us a lot.”

He continued, “As you can see, they (Manchester City) have been the best team in the world for the last four or five years. So as young boys – there’s a lot out on loan – we’ve all got to do our best, go out and give one hundred per cent and let our feet do the talking.”

Despite having not acquired any Premier League minutes for nearly two years, Liam Delap is still a big talent at the Etihad Stadium and is understood to be someone that Pep Guardiola likes a lot.

City’s Catalan head coach granted Liam Delap his first handful of minutes for the first-team set-up at the Etihad Stadium back in 2020, where the striker picked up a goal against Bournemouth in a Carabao Cup victory.