Liverpool have several players out on loan who have first-team appearances at the club to their name.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp often gives an interesting press conference, but there was one particular quote from his briefing ahead of the League Cup tie with Bournemouth which may raise a few eyebrows, and it's his understanding of the loan system.
The German told reporters at his briefing, as reported by the Liverpool Echo: “I don’t understand all the rules at the moment, if players on loan we can get back or not."
The Reds have a number of players out on loan from the summer, which was overseen by his predecessor Brendan Rodgers.
A lot has been said about the areas of the side that Liverpool have been lacking in, and the wide area in particular has been under the spotlight.
The most high profile of the players out on loan is Lazar Markovic, who joined Fenarbahce and was less than complimentary about Brendan Rodgers following his departure - suggesting he was seldom played in his preferred position in an interview with A Bola. There have been conflicting reports suggesting that he can be recalled before his loan deal in Istanbul comes to an end, as reported by This is Anfield.
Harry Wilson is on loan at Crewe Alexandra and has looked promising in the wide positions for the youth team, but given he is due to return to the club in January, Klopp may not be so quick to recall him, especially if he feels the young Welshman has more of an opportunity to get first team action under his belt. But only a few substitute appearances so far this season suggest he won't get that much action as it stands.
Moving away from the wide areas, there are several players who have been loaned out that have senior appearances to their name at Liverpool.
Jordan Williams is at Swindon Town, but there is plenty of competition in the central midfield area at all age groups, though he didn't look out of place during last season's League Cup tie against Middlesbrough. Andre Wisdom has not been getting regular game time at Norwich City, though he showed flashes of promise a couple of seasons ago, while Luis Alberto seems pretty settled being back in his homeland at Deportivo La Coruna after a loan spell at Malaga last season.
Other areas could depend on what he thinks of the resources at his disposal. If he doesn't think highly of the centre-backs, then he may want a Tiago Ilori return from Aston Villa. His future could be complicated as it's widely reported that Villa have an option to buy, but they have recently sacked the manager who signed him.
At the moment, the left-back area seems a little short of cover but that could depend on whether Klopp would want to bring Jose Enrique back in from the cold - if not, he may want to have a closer look at Joe Maguire on loan at Leyton Orient.
Klopp admitted that the loan rules are different to those in Germany. But the complications are probably more down to the intricacies of certain deals. We have been under the impression that Markovic will return to the Premier League for next season as a result of comments made by Brendan Rodgers, but last season saw Liverpool recall Jordon Ibe from Derby County early.
One wouldn't expect wholesale recalls from loan spells, but it would be intriguing to see if Klopp would exorcise that option with any of the players mentioned should he feel the need to do so.