Liverpool Duo Set To Go Out On Loan In January: Good Move For Everyone Involved?

According to a recent report by The Daily Express, Liverpool are ready to sanction loan moves for both Curtis Jones and Rhian Brewster during the January transfer window. The Reds are on the brink of sealing a move for RB Salzburg attacker Takumi Minamino this winter (via Sky Sports) which will allow both youngsters to earn some valuable loan experience for the remainder of this campaign.

Jones And Brewster’s Lack Of Game Time For Liverpool This Season

Jones and Brewster have hardly featured for Jurgen Klopp’s senior team this season and are in dire need of more first-team experience if they are to take their games to the next level. The Liverpool first-team is full of experienced internationals at the top of their careers. Hence, it is no wonder that the young duo has failed to get a run of matches at Merseyside in this campaign. 

Jones has only made three senior appearances for the Reds this term and has one assist to show for his efforts. To his credit, the 18-year-old has enjoyed a rich vein of form in the Premier League 2, scoring seven goals and providing four assists in 11 appearances so far. He has also represented England at various youth levels and is currently an important member of the Three Lions’ U-19 side.

On the other hand, Brewster has experienced a frustrating campaign after being starved of first-team opportunities. He has featured in two matches for Liverpool in the League Cup but is yet to net his first goal for the Merseyside club. However, the Reds starlet has scored four goals and grabbed one assist in seven appearances in the Premier League 2. He was also a valuable member of the England U-17 team that emerged victorious in the FIFA U-17 World Cup back in 2017.

Allowing The Young Duo To Go Out On Loan In January: Good Move For All Parties?

Jones has shown good understanding and maturity whenever he has got a chance to play under Klopp. However, Brewster is yet to show what he is capable of at the senior level. Either way, both players can benefit from a loan spell away from their boyhood club in January. 

They will be able to return as better versions of themselves, which might be enough for them to make a breakthrough at Anfield in the coming years. For now, it seems like a good move for everyone involved if Jones and Brewster temporarily part ways with the club in search of more top-level experience.

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