Liverpool U21 manager Michael Beale says defender Tiago Ilori and midfielder Joao Carlos Teixeira will go out on loan before the end of the summer transfer window.
The Portuguese U21 international defender was signed from Sporting in 2013 and since his move to Anfield, he has been on two loan spells to Granada and Bordeaux. The midfielder was also signed from Sporting in 2012 and he spent the last season on loan with Brighton & Hove Albion.
Illori is keen to make his way into the starting XI of the Merseyside club's first team. However, Beale believes the defender and his compatriot Teixeira will be sent on loan to get regular playing time.
"Thiago and Joaoa have not played for the U21s in two seasons now, they're very much seen as senior first team members of squad. They needed tonight for minutes, fitness and exposure and I thought both boys acquitted themselves well," Beale told the Liverpool Echo.
"Obviously Thiago has been away and had an experience outside of England and we're hoping he'll get another loan in the coming weeks alongside Joao.
"I think Thiago will benefit from another loan if the option is to stay here and play U21s football. I think Thiago will obviously benefit from a loan experience. going and playing in the leagues will be important for him."
Illori was a key player for Portugal U21 in the European U21 Championship which they lost to Sweden on penalties. Teixeira impressed while on loan at Brighton. Beale claims the decision to send the duo on loan will be with Rodgers.
"He had fantastic exposure in the summer playing in the European Championships where I thought he did well. And for Joao as well, he had a lovely season last year at Brighton so these boys now need to go and play with men in the leagues.
"Obviously it will be the decision of Brendan Rodgers and his staff that if these boys aren't going to be and around the starting team then they need to go and play and keep developing" he explained.