By Harvey Byrne

Ryan Kent will join Barnsley on loan from Liverpool on Tuesday, with an expected announcement in the afternoon.

This comes after reports on Monday that the 19-year-old was close to agreeing a season-long move to the Championship club.

BBC Sheffield sports editor Andy Giddings has now reported on Tuesday morning via his personal Twitter account that Kent is putting the finishing touches to joining the Tykes on loan, with an announcement expected later in the day.

The youngster spent four months of last season on loan at League One side Coventry, and Jurgen Klopp will now allow the England Under-20 international to go out again to continue his development.

It is believed that the Tykes, who won promotion through the League One play-offs during the 2015-16 season, will look to Kent to replace former loanee Lloyd Isgrove, who has returned to parent club Southampton.

Kent made 17 appearances while on loan at the Sky Blues during the 2015-16 season, scoring one goal and providing one assist.

He made a solo appearance for the Reds in their FA Cup tie with Exeter before finishing the season with the Anfield club’s Under-21s, where he scored three goals and provided two assists in 14 encounters.

The young attacker featured for Liverpool in their Under-23s match against Rhyl last Sunday, and the forward gave an impressive performance in a 4-1 win, getting on the score sheet himself.

In other Liverpool transfer news, Mamadou Sakho’s future at Liverpool has plunged into doubt after being sent on a plane home from the squad’s US tour.