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3rd Nov, 2016 | 6:59pm

Liverpool 19-year-old identifies where he can improve

By Harvey Byrne

Teenage Liverpool winger Ryan Kent has stated that he needs to improve on his end-product as he’s currently on loan with Barnsley.

The 19-year-old is currently enjoying a lot of game time in Yorkshire playing 16 times, but he has scored just one goal and provided one assist in all competitions.

He produced similar stats while on loan with Coventry in League One in the last campaign, playing 17 times and also providing just one goal and one assist.

Now the young prospect has stated that he wants to improve on his end-product as he battles in the Championship.

“I need to improve in terms of my numbers, an end-product,” said Kent to the official Barnsley website. “I feel my performance levels have been good, but there’s nothing much to show for it at the moment. In the last year or so both here and at Coventry on loan last season, it’s clear I need to improve my end-product. I need to add numbers to my game.

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“Assists, goals, it’s a key area for a forward player. It’s what keeps you in teams, it’s what managers want from you. It’s something I need to improve. And I’m working really hard on the training field to get better.”

Kent has made just one appearance for Liverpool in the senior team during an FA Cup 2-2 draw against League Two side Exeter.

He is looking to gain vital experience out on loan as he looks to became another one out of the Reds academy production line.

The Merseyside club have produced a lot of young stars in the past, which includes Jamie Carragher, Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler.

In other Liverpool news, this academy youngster could be handed an opportunity to shine following Danny Ings’ season-ending injury.