By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens
Ryan Kent could be the first of a number of Liverpool youngsters to head out on loan this summer, according to the club’s Under-21s manager Michael Beale.
Barnsley announced on their official club website that highly-rated youngster Kent has completed his switch from Anfield into the Championship.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder has joined the Tykes on a season-long loan from Liverpool and he could now be followed by other Academy graduates from his parent club.
The Liverpool Echo claim centre-back Lloyd Jones and forward Jack Dunn, both of whom are yet to make their first-team debuts, are also set for moves away from Kirkby before the summer transfer window closes next month.
Jones enjoyed a spell at Blackpool last season before suffering a serious injury, while Kent made 17 appearances while on loan at the Sky Blues during the 2015-16 season, scoring one goal and providing one assist.
Speaking after Liverpool Under-21s beat Rhyl 4-1 on Sunday, manager Michael Beale told the Liverpool Echo: “One or two of the older members of the group – Lloyd Jones, Jack Dunn – will possibly go on loan in the next two weeks
“A loan for Ryan would be really important, you can see he’s got lots of talent, you’ve seen that in the four games for the first team.
“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.
“He’s one of the older players and I’m really pleased with him. He got some assists for the first team and scored a good goal again today.”
In other Liverpool transfer news, Jurgen Klopp has tabled a £33 million bid for this Euro star, according to the player’s father.