Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has agreed to loan out Ben Woodburn in the January transfer window so the young Welsh striker can gain match experience, according to reports.

Woodburn became Liverpool's youngest ever goalscorer at 17 years and 45 days when he scored against Leeds United in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup in November last year.

He made nine appearances for the Reds across all competitions last season but has only played one game for the club this season – the 2-0 defeat against Leicester City in the Carabao Cup in September.

Klopp recognises that it will be tough for Woodburn to get substantial playing time at Anfield this season, with Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge, Dominic Solanke, Adam Lallana and Danny Ings all competing for a place in the Reds attack, the Daily Mail reports.

The Liverpool boss has decided to let the youngster leave on loan, with Sunderland, Huddersfield Town, Leeds United and Bundesliga side Hannover among the clubs interested in his services.

Woodburn signed a five-year contract at Liverpool upon turning 18 in October, worth a reported £25,000 ($33,000) a week.

The striker scored on his Wales debut against Austria on 2 September after coming on as a late substitute, and then set up a goal for Hal Robson-Kanu in the win over Moldova three days later.

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Ben Woodburn (left) scored on his Wales debut in a World Cup qualifier against Austria Getty Images

"Ben is that perfect balance of talent and attitude. One of either is OK – to fulfil your potential at the very highest level you need to have the maximum of both," Klopp was quoted as saying by the Independent in October.

"I like that he is prepared to be patient. He has already had some big playing moments, for Liverpool and of course Wales. But when we ask him to go to the academy and do things like play for U19s in the UEFA Youth League, on nights we play Champions League football, he approaches it so well."