Jurgen Klopp has indicated that Liverpool should recall young winger Ryan Kent from his loan spell at Coventry City this month and will make him an active part of the first-team squad.
This is according to Merseyside football journalist Paul Joyce, who writes for the Express.
Liverpool to recall Ryan Kent from loan spell at Coventry City after this weekend. Jurgen Klopp plans to include winger in first team squad
— paul joyce (@pjoyceexpress) December 31, 2015
Kent, who turned 19 last month, has done well at the Ricoh Arena, making 16 League One appearances and scoring one goal.
Following this weekend, he’ll head back to Melwood and become part of Klopp’s first-team squad.
Kent’s capable of playing on either flank, or even as a no.10, although we’re well stocked in that position.
With Liverpool’s intensive run of January fixtures, this makes complete sense. We’ve an FA Cup 3rd round tie with Exeter City to navigate as well as two League Cup semi-final legs versus Stoke coming up. Klopp’s started to deploy a 4-2-3-1 formation, the one he had such success with in Germany, but only has Coutinho, Adam Lallana, Roberto Firmino, Jordon Ibe and the so far ignored Joao Teixeira as options for three positions.
Kent may well take part in the FA Cup clash, especially as we’ve Premier League matches against Arsenal and Manchester United coming up afterwards.
Sadly we cannot recall Lazar Markovic due to the terms in the agreement with Fenerbahce, which seems outrageous considering we spent £20m on his services.