Liverpool duo Brad Smith and Ryan Kent are poised to leave the club this summer with the former heading out on a permanent basis, while the latter could go out on loan. Jurgen Klopp has made it clear that players who do not have a chance to play on a regular basis will be allowed to leave the club.
According to the Guardian, the Australia international left-back, who made 10 appearances under Jurgen Klopp last season is on the verge of completing a £6m ($7.8m) to Bournemouth. The 22-year-old has reportedly agreed personal terms with the Cherries and has been allowed to leave the Merseyside club's pre-season tour of the US and travel back to England to complete the move.
The Australian full back has been with Liverpool since the age of 14 and made his debut last season. But with Klopp looking to sign yet another left-back to challenge Alberto Moreno, he is unlikely to get the same amount of playing as he will be afforded under Eddie Howe at Bournemouth. The Reds, however, rate the defender highly, and are set to include a buyback option which they can trigger during the next two seasons.
Kent, on the other hand, could leave the club on loan after Liverpool U21 coach Eric Beale recommended a move away to gain regular first-team experience. The young winger, who made his first-team debut last season in the FA Cup, shone during the Reds U21 win over Welsh Premier League side Rhyl FC on Sunday (24 July).
"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," Beale said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"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," he added.