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