By Matt Bullin

Championship promotion contenders Hull City are interested in signing Liverpool starlet Ryan Kent on a season-long loan, according to a report.

The Liverpool Echo claims Birmingham City are also weighing up an offer for the 20-year-old left-sided attacker.

It was previously reported by the Echo that the Reds are in advanced talks with Andrew Robertson, and the latest report states Hull hope a deal for him could “smooth the way” for a move for Kent.

It is said Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is still unsure as to whether Kent will be in the squad that travels to Hong Kong on Sunday for a pre-season tour.

The 20-year-old spent the 2016-17 campaign on loan at Barnsley, where he was one of the club’s top performers.

He made 44 Championship appearances, which yielded three assists and three goals, and he won the Tykes’ Young Player of the Year award.

The attacker broke into Liverpool’s senior squad in the summer of 2014, but he only made one appearance for the first team so far.

Football Insider verdict

A loan move from Liverpool to Hull for Kent is a win for all parties. Kent will get the opportunity to continue his development in the Championship, he will return to Liverpool a better player, and Hull will have one of the Reds’ most promising youngsters services for the season. Despite his average goal and assist tally at Barnsley, he became a real fan favourite for his wholesome displays – as shown by his Young Player of the Year award. So Klopp will hope, if he does allow him to leave Anfield, that Kent replicates his form from last season at the KCOM Stadium.

In other Liverpool transfer news, This midfielder looks like he is on his way out of Anfield.

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