Jurgen Klopp is set to block any loan move for winger Ryan Kent, as the 22-year-old is set to be handed a chance in pre-season for the Reds, according to the Mirror.
Kent spent last season on loan at Rangers, and made a huge impact for Steven Gerrard’s side.
Scoring six goals and assisting four, Kent was a big part of Gerrard’s side, but a second season in Scotland could now not happen.
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Leeds and Rangers were both interested in a loan deal for Kent, but Jurgen Klopp is now set to hand the winger an opportunity to impress during Liverpool’s pre-season fixtures.
The 22-year-old is set to travel with the Reds during their early pre-season fixtures and also to their tour of the United States.
This would mean that any loan deal to Leeds or Rangers would be off for now, with Klopp keen to give Kent a run out with the first team.
Which other young Liverpool stars could be handed a chance this pre-season?
Wilson was impressive for Derby last season, and could be handed a chance to impress Jurgen Klopp during the pre-season fixtures.
Brewster’s career at the Reds has been hampered by injuries, but the striker is likely to feature in pre-season.
Jones made appearances for the Reds last season during the pre-season, and the defender is likely to appear again this time out.
Sepp van der Berg
The defender, a new arrival at the Reds, is likely to be given a run-out.