Liverpool under-21 boss comments on possible loan move for Ryan Kent

Ryan Kent scores the second goal for Liverpool

Liverpool's younger players could be set for some first-team action away from the club.

Ryan Kent scores the second goal for Liverpool

Liverpool winger Ryan Kent looks set for a season on loan away from the club, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Kent has featured in the first four of Liverpool's pre-season games but he was omitted from the club's touring party of the United States. 

Last season he spent the first part of the campaign on loan at Coventry City before being recalled by Reds manager Jurgen Klopp in the winter. He made one first-team appearance in the FA Cup third round tie against Exeter City. 

Kent was part of the Liverpool under-21 side that beat Rhyl FC 4-1 on Sunday, with the 19-year-old managing to get himself on the score sheet.

Under-21 boss Michael Beale told the Liverpool Echo: "A loan for Ryan would be really important, you can see he’s got lots of talent, you’ve seen that in the four games for the first team.

Liverpool U21 manager Michael Beale

“He’s the fittest player we’ve got at the minute, because he’s played four games and everybody else has played two. That was the reason he played the 90 minutes today and he wore the captain’s armband second half so I’m not sure he’s done that much before."

The report also mentions that Kent will not be the only young player to leave the club on loan as first-team opportunities are likely to be limited this term, at a time when senior football could be essential for their development, with Lloyd Jones and Jack Dunn also set for spells away from the club. 

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Competition for places at Anfield has become all the more fierce this summer with new arrivals and some returning players that Klopp may want to look at, preventing one or two others getting first-team opportunities.

Furthermore, no European football for Liverpool this season will mean less rotation of players for the games ahead.

As a result, loan spells for the likes of Kent are going to be essential for their development.

Liverpool's Ryan Kent in action with Everton's Ryan Ledson

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