Coventry have snapped up Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent on a youth loan deal that sees the young midfielder join the League One side until January 16th, the club have confirmed.
The 18-year-old has impressed in Liverpool’s youth set-up and has subsequently been called up to the first team, making his debut in the Merseyside club’s friendly against Australian side Brisbane Roar.
However, to gain the first team experience needed to compete for a place in the Liverpool squad, the starlet has joined Coventry in a move that will surely excite fans of the West-Midlands side.
The midfielder is highly rated by those at Liverpool and has also been called up to England’s under-20 side, proving that Kent has the potential to be a great player in the future.
Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray, when asked about the capture of Kent, said to the club site: “Ryan is a player we’ve been tracking for some time and we’re really excited about his potential.
“With the injury to James Maddison, I felt it was important to bring in a player of a similar ilk and someone who possesses that technical ability in the forward areas.
“He can handle the ball, play off both feet, play anywhere behind the main striker and has plenty of pedigree having featured for the England Under-20s last week.
“There is a lot of competition in the squad at the moment but we hope he can come here and enjoy the environment we’ve created, and flourish.”
Regarded as the most skillful player at the Liverpool academy, he certainly has the potential to thrive in a League One environment.
Coventry currently sit in second in the Sky Bet League Two table and will be hoping that the capture of the Liverpool youngster will be key in their attempts to maintain their form.
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