Allan Rodrigues training with Hertha Berlin ahead of likely season-long loan

Young Brazilian midfielder Allan Rodrigues looks poised to complete a loan move to join Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin.

The 19-year-old, who signed with the Reds from Internacional in a deal worth around £500,000 in September, is required to spend 2016/17 out on loan in order to secure a work permit.

Allan has already enjoyed spells with Finnish side Seinajoen Jalkapallokerho and Belgian Pro League club Sint-Truiden.

But before he is granted clearance to play for the Reds in the future, he must gain further experience elsewhere.

As confirmed by Hertha on Tuesday morning, Allan is training with Pal Dardai’s side during pre-season, suggesting that he will join the ambitious side on a season-long loan.

Allan has previously taken part in pre-season preparations under Jurgen Klopp at Melwood, but didn’t feature in any of Liverpool’s domestic friendlies.

Klopp remains a big admirer of his talents, with the 49-year-old describing him as “an outstanding talent” when speaking in March.

“When I came here, one or two months later Allan was here and I said ‘who is this?’,” he said.

“I saw him in training and I thought ‘oh my God, what can we do to keep this boy here and bring him into the line-up?’

“He’s 19 years old, an outstanding talent, a good player with a good attitude, everybody loves him, he’s a nice lad—so that’s really, really good. He’s a smart player.

“There is no chance in this moment here because he can’t get the permission to play here, so we have to send him out on loan.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 9, 2015: Liverpool's Joe Allen, Allan Rodrigues de Sousa, Lucas Leiva, Philippe Coutinho Correia, Roberto Firmino, Christian Benteke and Kolo Toure during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match against FC Sion. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Allan took part in a behind-closed-doors friendly clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers in November, showcasing his chemistry alongside fellow Brazilians Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino.

Likely to play a regular role under Klopp when he secures his work permit, Allan can look forward to a fruitful loan spell with Hertha in the German top flight.

Hertha finished seventh in the Bundesliga last season, and could take part in the Europa League in 2016/17, as they facing a two qualifying legs against Brondby on July 28 and August 4.

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