By Harvey Byrne
Ryan Kent’s loan move from Liverpool to Barnsley is on, according to a reliable journalist.
Alan Nixon, who has a transfer column in the Sun following years of experience writing for the Daily Mirror, has revealed on his personal Twitter account that the 19-year-old winger is set for a season-long loan to the Championship club.
The youngster spent four months of the recently completed season on loan at League One side Coventry, and Jurgen Klopp will now allow the England Under-20 international to go out again as he looks 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 on Sunday, and the forward gave an impressive performance in a 4-1 win, getting on the score sheet himself.
In other Liverpool transfer news, Reds new signing Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed that it was Jurgen Klopp’s personal touch which convinced him to reject Everton.