Sheffield Wednesday should revive interest in Liverpool's Ryan Kent amid reports he could available in January

Sheffield Wednesday Chairman Dejphon Chansiri speaks to Carlos Carvalhal, Manager of Sheffield Wednesday prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st leg match between...

Sheffield Wednesday are said to have failed with an attempt to sign the Liverpool winger.

Ryan Kent of Liverpool during a pre-season friendly match between Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool at Prenton Park on July 12, 2017 in Birkenhead, England.

Liverpool's Ryan Kent could be back on the market in January, five months after Sheffield Wednesday tried and failed to bring him to Hillsborough, as reported by the Sheffield Star.

Kent instead moved to SC Freiburg on a season-long loan, but has only made one start and five substitute appearances for the Bundesliga side.

According to the Sun, Liverpool are worried about the 21-year-old's lack of progress in Germany, and could loan him out to an English club instead. Should that prove to be the case, Wednesday should be banging on Liverpool's door.

Ryan Kent of Barnsley in action during the The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay between Barnsley and Blackpool at Oakwell Stadium on January 17, 2017 in Barnsley, England.

Kent impressed up the road at Barnsley last season, and would breath fresh life into a team devoid of any real pace or flair in the absence of Fernando Forestieri, who is unlikely to return much before the end of the January transfer window - if at all.

Like the Italian though, Kent is not one to shirk his defensive responsibilities, and his ability to help out teammates at both ends of the pitch should endear him to Owls head coach Carlos Carvalhal in a way that former Hillsborough loanees Aiden McGeady and Callum McManaman failed to in recent campaigns.

Connor Goldson of Brighton and Hove Albion and Callum McManaman of Sheffield Wednesday clash during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Sheffield Wednesday at...

With half the Championship credited with interest in Kent this year however, Wednesday are unlikely to be alone if the England Under-20 international does become available.

And they should do everything in their power to ensure they don't miss out again.

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