Liverpool to recall winger Ryan Kent from Coventry loan

on 31.12.2015

Liverpool are to recall winger Ryan Kent from loan at Coventry City and manager Jurgen Klopp intends to use the youngster in the first-team squad.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - Sunday, July 19, 2015: Liverpool's Ryan Kent during a training session at Coopers Stadium ahead of a preseason friendly match against Adelaide United on day seven of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Kent’s loan was always due to expire in January, but after an impressive showing with the high-flying League One side talks had taken place over extending the agreement to the end of the season.

But the 19-year-old will now return to Melwood and be part of Klopp’s plans in the first-team squad – where Liverpool lack wide players.

Kent has made 16 appearances for the Sky Blues, scoring once.

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His recall has echoes of Jordon Ibe returning from Derby County last January after an impressive showing in the Championship. He made a surprise start against Everton that month and has gone on to become a first-team regular.

Kent may not have such an immediate impact after his return, but with Ibe the only real wide player in the squad, having another option, especially on the left side, will benefit Klopp’s injury-hit squad.

Klopp took a closer look at Kent during the international break, when he and a number of other loanees trained at Melwood, and must have been pleased with what he saw.

The Liverpool boss has hinted at changing the club’s loan policy in the future.

Ryan McLaughlin has returned from his loan at Aberdeen, while Sergi Canos has extended his loan spell at Brentford until the end of the season.

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LOAN REPORT: “A clear class above” – Ryan Kent slowly making waves at Coventry City

Currently out on loan – all expire at the end of the season:

Danny Ward – Aberdeen
Lloyd Jones – Blackpool
Jordan Williams – Swindon Town
Kevin Stewart – Swindon Town
Andre Wisdom – Norwich City
Lawrence Vigouroux – Swindon Town
Sheyi Ojo – Wolves
Luis Alberto – Deportivo La Coruna
Mario Balotelli – AC Milan
Lazar Markovic – Fenerbahce
Samed Yesil – FC Luzern
Taiwo Awoniyi – FSV Frankfurt
Tiago Ilori – Aston Villa
Sergi Canos – Brentford



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  1. I also think we should be talking to Villa about cancelling Illori’s loan. He has not played a single minute for them so it’s obviously no benefit to the player or LFC for him to remain there.

    • Don’t think we’re going to get Ilori back ,he’s gone sold to Villa at the end of loan spell, hope I’m wrong

      • Yes Villa have got the option to buy him but considering they haven’t played him in the slightest, I doubt they’ll want pay the fee to make it permanent (approx 6 million I think). That’s why I think we could negotiate an early release. I’m not saying he will suddenly become a star for us but it’s doing him no good being at Villa

        • Hope your right don’t know if allowed say where his contract terms can be found on here, but google the well known sports channel begining with s with Tiago Illori contract to Aston Villa it will tell you why he may not of been played by Villa

          • I know the loan fee could go up to £1 million depending on appearances but surely that can’t be why he hasn’t played. There was also talk that he needed to prove his fitness first but he’s been there 4 months without playing a single minute!

          • If played £9 mill min plus £1 mill fee, he’s been sitting on the subs bench the last 4 games, Klopp will have him firing on all cylinders just curious how he’d do under Klopp, I’m Ilori fan love him

          • Just checked the last 2 fixtures on Skysports Score Centre but no sign of Ilori. Maybe Klopp could get more out of him, in fairness he can’t get much less! ?

          • well, you may well get your wish. If he’s been fit enough for the bench at Villa these last few weeks then maybe Klopp can do something?

            I think given the Sturridge experience Klopp might insist on the 10 day training requirement before being considered for the squad.

            I’m with you on seeing him play if he can stay fit. He’s absolutely a classy player and at 21 looked perfectly comfortable playing against Barcelona. We need to rebuild him, we have the technology…..

      • I think it’s an option to buy clause Julia and as he can’t get into a struggling Villa so far this season it might well be that they don’t take up the option to buy. the other side of the coin is that if he can’t get into a very poor Villa side he’ll probably struggle to get into our team, even more so when Gomez is available..

        • I agree Steve. Just to clear though, my thoughts on cancelling the loan are not based on Illori being some great option for us (although he might provide some backup), it’s that his loan to Villa is not doing the player or LFC any good.

        • I’m a big Ilori fan , just want that guy back to see what Klopp can do with him as Klopp as worked wonders with others that where wrote off and I just see something in Ilori and I want him back

          • I hope you get your wish Julia, it would be a major bonus if he turns out to be as good as we were told he was..

          • I know everyone looks good on utube but go and have a look. check them all out even has Neymar off in one of them , stop laughing it’s true :)

          • I’m not laughing Julia, i think it’s a crazy situation when a player is out on loan for three years and not even getting any playing time, I fail to see how that benefits anybody..

          • True Steve, thats why Klopp is changing the rules, he doesn’t want any player out on loan he wants them all developed in house, so of course alot will be released and the real raw potential kept, I’m hoping Tiago is one of these potential kept , my only concern is. he has been injury prone for such a young player, but fingers crossed, it’s like Markovic whats the point putting him out on loan in Turkey , when he needs EPL play time, the mind boggles

          • HAHAha well I did make a comment on another article that I’ve got more chance of playing 90 minutes than Sturridge so my legs are good to go, I could give him a piggy back maybe

      • If he’s not even making it to the Villa bench all this time, then they’ll probably be in favor of canceling the loan and option to buy themselves.

          • Has he even played a single minute for the Villa team and been a part of their bench for any matches? My impression from weekly MOTD viewings was no. Like I said, right now, on the basis of that evidence, I highly doubt Villa would want to keep him..he’d likely be coming back, but could very well not play a game for us either this season.

          • Apparently on his way back to LFC , you could be right about him not getting any game time with us but there is always that chance Klopp could bring Iloris great potential popping to the service like he has with Origi, remember how poor he was now look at him , The Klopp Effect

          • The difference here though is that Origi was always fit and raring to go…I can’t remember now but I think he even did get a chance under Rodgers as well as a substitute. The chances favored Origi more because he was one in 4 strikers and Sturridge has been injured in nearly all games, Ings got left out of the equation for the rest of the season after those first 8 games, and even Benteke suffered from injury in between. So, not only was all of this a great opportunity for Origi to get some consistent game time in between but his fitness has been way better than Ilori.

            Ilori won’t get that same shot because there’s 4 CBs in the team already and we’ve never come in the situation of 3 of our CBs being injured at the same time.

          • Where are you getting it from that he’s been a sub for the last month? The only bench he’s seen is Villa’s weights bench

          • Look back on previous games starting Xl and he’s named on the bench but not against Norwich, if reports are true he on his way back to Liverpool now

  2. He will be a world class player
    Every kid in the academy who was interviewed said that Kent is the biggest talent, every single one.

  3. Great news for our academy, he has been at Liverpool from the age of 8 years old, top talent and played well against men in the Championship.

  4. As far as Tiago Ilori is concerned and looking at the position of Villa it can’t be doing him any psychological favours as he doesn’t get any games. It would be very prudent to bring him back in January. He is stagnating at the minute.

    • If we can. Not sure how that deal is, since there’s a buy out. Right now he’s just wasting though – should get away from that sinking ship anyway.

      • fee paid, so no recall unless all parties agree. And there’s no reason for us to take on his wages when he isn’t fit.

    • He might be that far off on his fitness at the moment to not even get games under us at this moment. Still, I think the better option right now would be to get him back, try and work on his fitness…he can train with the first team while playing the U21 matches and that way LFC will probably know whether to continue with him in the future or not.

    • He would make me feel more secure at the back
      God forbid if something happens to both Sakho and Lovren… we would be in a bit of a s**thole.

      • More secure at the back…hmm…so let me get this straight…you have more faith in a kid who hasn’t even been fit enough to feature a single game against the bottom club in EPL than Skrtel and Toure? Toure’s old right now but I think he’s still good enough to feature in another PL team if he wants to. I see players like Lescott and Bacuna playing ahead of Ilori…Toure’s better than that atleast.

    • A real wide player? Me-gods, that will be revolutionary, the league won’t know what hit it.

      although he has seemed more like an inside forward in the past.

  5. Always great to see our academy players progressing to the senior team. Much easier for them to understand what is required at LFC having been here for long.

    I wonder what would have befallen Ngoo and Adam Morgan if Klopp had been here when they were making waves.

    By they way, the injuries affecting our first team strikers could present Sinclair with a way back in, that is, if his mind is still here and yet to be turned away by Ward the Horrible.

    • can’t see it. Sinclair has refused to sign a contract for ages now, presumably because he believes he’s worth a starting spot due to his 1st appearance at 16. He’s gone, just waiting on the clock to count down.

      • Sad. I will continue holding on to the fading hope until the club confirms his departure or contract extension.

    • No, just no mate. Show him the door, we can’t risk having players like Sterling who have a negative effect on the club and the fans.

  6. I just read that Serbia’s biggest talent Andrija Zivkovic(World U21 winner best player in that team) could be available for as little as 2.5mil Euro as his contract expires in summer. He can play either wing position, he was succesor to Markovic in Partizan and turned out even better. Wish we coulds snap him

    • I think with Kloppo and Zeljko we will finally look at players and from places whom we’ve not considered. Some superb and vastly underrated talent in Serbia, Croatia etc.

      Andrija is a good shout. :)

  7. Klopp looks to be the sort of manager that will show faith in young talent (like Rodgers too in all honesty), let’s hope Kent will be the first of many.

  8. Sends out all the right messages for the other lads waiting to get their chance. What an opportunity for this one to prove himself. Excellent!

  9. New year resolution for Klopp, bring back the best of the young talent – Kent, Ward, Marko if he wants it, and I’m particularly interested in seeing Awoniyi train with us instead of languishing in Germany not even on the bench.
    Happy new year all, and thanks for being a fan forum that I can enjoy :)

    • Ward can stay where he is, 90 minutes/every game played in a fairly competitive league. They will lose out to Celtic but with a sniff at the title it would be great for Ward to be an unlikely winner at the end of the season and bring that back for pre-season training.

    • could be the Awoniyi situation is about work permit issues – 6 months in the EU qualifies you for a UK visa I believe. That was the case for Allan the young Brazilian who went to Finland.

  10. I think this is good news. I think RK is a very exciting prospect and under Klopp’s tutelage could become a great player for us.

  11. Wasn’t Llori converted from a striker to a center back at some point throughout his career? I have a feeling he’d make a solid defensive mid, tall, fast, good touch, defensive minded.

  12. Glad one of our promising youngsters may get a shout at the 1st XI. Many are needed to help sail our ship.

    Does anyone know or can elaborate at – [Klopp maybe changing the loan policy] ???

  13. Beats me why most of these lads aren’t in the U21s so that they can slot into the first team as and when the opportunity arrives.
    There must be a massive gap between U21s and the first team. Pardon my ignorance but I’m assuming we don’t have a reserve side as such any more. I always remembered our reserve side through the 80s containing who ever was coming back from injury along with a few in and out of the first team so you might expect to have a very good standard of player in the side not a million miles away from the first team.

    Disappointing to hear Rositter holding out for big money. He might eventually make the first team but I haven’t seen anything thus far to make me think it’s a certainty. He’s no Stevie that’s for sure.

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