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Liverpool set to agree attacker deal after top-level talks - report

By Harvey Byrne

Liverpool are set to send young attacker Ryan Kent out on loan next season, according to a report.

Midlands publication The Coventry Telegraph claim that the Reds are ready to agree to the 19-year-old joining Championship new-boys Barnsley on a temporary basis.

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, will look to replace former loanee Lloyd Isgrove, who returns to parent club Southampton, with the Liverpool wide man.

Due to new Football League loan rules, the Yorkshire club will have to take the youngster on a loan until January, or a full season loan with clubs now unable to recall loans at short notice. The emergency loan window has also been scrapped, so any deal will have to be made this window.

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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-21’s where he scored 3 goals and provided two assists in 14 encounters.

In other Liverpool news, Reds January target Alex Teixeira is set to quit China after just six months.