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Liverpool - Five young players who could benefit from loan spells

Which five of Liverpool's brightest talents 21 or under could use a spell away from the club to gain vital first-team experience.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been giving plenty of opportunities to young players this season as he looks to revamp the side. The likes of Andre Wisdom, Raheem Sterling and Suso have all cemented their places as first-team regulars while Adam Morgan, Conor Coady, Jon Flanagan and Jack Robinson have all featured in the Europa League campaign.

Despite this could there still be scope to send one or two of the clubs younger talents out on loan at the turn of the year?

Here are five players to choose from…

Krisztian Adorjan

The Hungarian has been one of Liverpool’s star performers in the NextGen Series this season including two man-of-the-match performances against Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund.

In the game against Dortmund he controlled possession for the majority of the tie and played a delightful scything pass through to Adam Morgan to finish the game off. Fans on Twitter were singing his praises and the former MTK player turns 20 in January so the time might have come to see how he copes with regular first-team football.

His contract runs out in June so it may be his last chance to impress and remain at Anfield.

Dani Pacheco

The Spaniard has apparently ‘warned’ Rodgers to play him or he’ll quit however a loan deal seems far more likely for the former Barcelona youngster.

He turns 22 in January and is running out of time to prove himself at Liverpool. He enjoyed previous loan spells at Norwich City and Rayo Vallecano but despite three first team appearances this season another loan deal may be El Asesino’s best chance of regular football.

Peter Gulacsi

A lot depends on the future of several of Liverpool’s first-team players including Pepe Reina and whether they pursue another goalkeeper.

If they do it will make the talented Hungarian the fourth choice stopper at Anfield and after doing well during a spell with Hull City last season he will be itching for regular football once again.

Adam Morgan

Morgan has made headway into the first-team but if Rodgers manages to bring in at least one striker as required this winter his opportunities will immediately drop.

His NextGen form proves he can score goals and the opportunity to do so in the Football League could prove vital experience for the 18-year-old.

Villyan Bijev

The American youngster is still struggling to receive the right work permit to play in the UK and after the end of the Norwegian season he has returned from a spell with IK Start. Considered to slight for the rigours of Norwegian football he spent most of his time on the side-lines playing just 11 minutes in Norway. He will need to fair better on his next spell away from Merseyside.

Do you think any of these five would benefit from a loan-spell?


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