We look at three players out on loan who could force their way into Jurgen Klopp's thinking in 2016.
With the year coming to the close and given their relatively recent appointment of a new manager, Liverpool are very much a club that is looking ahead to 2016 with great anticipation.
In Jurgen Klopp they have a man who has run the rule over several players who have been out on loan since his arrival on Merseyside with a view to how they are developing for the future. As a result, there may be one or two who can have an impact on the first team in 2016, whether that is from January, or from August when the new season gets underway.
Here's a few who may well get their chance to impress after a spell away:
The young Welsh international seems to be impressing during his loan spell north of the border at Aberdeen and has been a permanent fixture as the Dons have tried to keep up with Celtic in the Scottish Premier League title race. He seems to be highly rated, has pulled off a few eye-catching saves, and given that Simon Mignolet has failed to convince - though Klopp seems determined to give him a chance - and Adam Bogdan has shown little sign of breaking into the side ahead of him. It will be interesting to see what Klopp thinks of Ward and whether he thinks he is worthy of a chance when he seems him more regularly at close quarters.
He arrived at Anfield with a fair degree of fanfare during the summer of 2014 for £20 million from Benfica but didn't really impress during his first season at the club. In his defence he probably wasn't played in his best position nearly enough and has shown flashes of quality to suggest there is talent there. He was shipped out to Fenerbahce for a season to get some regular game time, but one thing is for sure is that Klopp's side is short of talent out wide, and one feels that the Serb will thrive under the former Dortmund manager when he returns in the summer.
Currently on loan at Coventry City and has been tipped to be 'anything he wants to be' by his teammate at the Sky Blues in Jim O'Brien in quotes printed by the Coventry Telegraph. The 19-year-old has shown flashes of the skills that could see him develop into a very good player, and has been another called back to Melwood briefly for Klopp to have a look at him. He's also managed to produce a bit of audacious skill that went viral, as well as featuring pretty regularly for the League One side.
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