Jerome Sinclair has become the second Liverpool youngster to secure a loan move to Wigan Athletic until the end of the season after Sheyi Ojo moved to the Championship relegation strugglers last month.

Ojo's move until the end of the current campaign has been followed by Sinclair, whose switch to the DW Stadium comes less than two weeks shy of the closing of the Football League loan window on 26 March.

Sinclair became Liverpool's youngest ever player when he featured in the League Cup in September 2012 but after one further appearance has failed to make an impact on the first team as his development continues under the stewardship of academy director Alex Inglethorpe.

Wigan boss Malky Mackay, who worked alongside Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers during the pair's spell at Watford, said: "We had a long chat about Jerome and we both feel that this is a positive step for him to make in his career, which will hopefully benefit both clubs. We have to thank Liverpool for allowing him to come to Wigan, but they have seen how well Sheyi is progressing and that we are a club who will nurture a young player with potential. We are all hopeful he can make a good contribution during his time here."

England Under 16 and Under 17 international Sinclair becomes the ninth Liverpool player to leave the club on loan until the end of the campaign and the second in the immediate weeks prior to the closing of the loan window.

Luis Alberto, Iago Aspas, Andre Wisdom, Divock Origi, Joao Carlos Teixeira, Tiago Llori and Sebastian Coates are all currently gaining first team experience away from Anfield while other players from the club's increasingly profitable academy are expected to leave in the coming days.