13 Sept 2015

Done Deal: Liverpool seal transfer for 'over-achieving' attacker who idolises 'Ronaldinho' and Gerrard

Over the last couple of months, a whole host of Academy players have secured long and short-term loan deals, and promising winger Ryan Kent is the latest youngster to leave the club on loan.

On Thursday, Liverpool FC posted the following confirmation on the club's official twitter account:

"Liverpool FC can confirm that Ryan Kent has completed a youth loan move to Coventry City".

The Liverpool Echo further clarified:

"The 18-year-old winger will join Tony Mowbray’s League One outfit on a youth loan until January".

Reacting to the deal, Mowbray enthused:

“He [Kent] is my type of footballer. He can handle the ball, play off both feet, travel with the ball and play anywhere behind that main striker, so it makes sense".

Kent - who is yet to feature for Liverpool's first team - added:

"Coventry are a club with a lot of pedigree, with a lot of good players, and a good manager and I can't wait to get started. I hope I can bring a lot of flair and energy to the team."

Kent's description on the official LFC website:

"A dynamic winger who can play on the left or right side, Kent loves to take on defenders and cause endless problems for the opposition".

Hmmm. A 'dynamic winger' who can play 'left or right', and 'loves to take on defenders'. Well, it's not like Liverpool need a player of that description right now, is it?

Steve McManaman certainly thinks that Kent is destined for great things. In May, he told the Liverpool Echo:

“Sheyi (Ojo), Ryan Kent and Harry Wilson, when they attack players, they’re very, very confident and they’re playing very well. I think they’ve come on leaps and bounds this year, I’m really impressed. If anything they’re over-achieving".

Kent - who idolises Ronaldinho and Steven Gerrard - is the same age as Jordon Ibe, so why didn't Rodgers just keep him in the squad and give him a chance to make an impact?

Author: Jaimie K


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