Liverpool have confirmed the transfer of Ryan Kent on loan to Championship outfit Barnsley. The 19-year-old, who made his debut for the Reds in last season's FA Cup campaign will spend the entirety of the 2016/17 campaign with the Tykes.
"Liverpool winger Ryan Kent has joined Championship side Barnsley on a season-long loan," a statement on the Reds' official site read.
The young winger impressed during sessions with the first-team last season and was handed his debut by Jurgen Klopp. He further impressed this summer during pre-season training and shone during Liverpool U21 side's 4-1 win over Welsh Premier League side Rhyl FC on Sunday.
The Reds reserve team coach Eric Beale admitted that a loan spell away from Anfield will benefit the versatile footballer, who can also play as an attacking midfielder. Kent is looking forward to his loan spell in the Championship and his hoping he can embed well with the team and help them progress with his attacking play.
"I'm delighted to sign for Barnsley, I am really looking forward to what the season holds for me. I have spoken to Paul (Heckingbottom) quite a lot over the last few weeks about how I am going to fit into the team and how we are looking to play this season," Kent told Barnsley's official site.
"I feel I can bring a lot of excitement to the team, I can play on either side of the wing or behind the striker, I'm really lucky to be gifted with both feet which helps my game out a lot. I have a lot of speed and flair so I am looking forward to playing with the other players, hopefully we can build a good chemistry and get some good wins," he added.
Meanwhile, yet another Liverpool youth star, Allan Rodrigues de Souza, is edging towards a loan move to German side Hertha Berlin after the club shared a picture of the youngster joining them during a training session. As translated by talkSPORT, the Bundesliga club wrote on their official Twitter account: "A new face at the start of the training week: The 19-year-old Brazilian Allan from @LFC introduces himself!"
The Merseyside club are yet to confirm the news, but it is likely to happen in the coming days as the 19-year-old, who joined the club from Internacional last summer, does not possess a work permit to play in England.