Liverpool today have temporarily recalled young winger Ryan Kent from his Coventry City loan in order to avoid any chance he could end up cup tied and to give the 18-year-old a chance to meet and train with new manager Jürgen Klopp.
Kent joined Coventry on a half-season loan at on September 10th and has since made nine league appearances for the League One side. He scored his first professional goal over the weekend, beating his fullback, cutting inside, and curling a well-struck shot from the edge of the area.
Following two days of training with the first team once they return from their trip to face Rubin Kazan, Kent will join up with the England U20s as they face France over two legs during the November international break. He will then re-join Coventry until January.
Part of recalling Kent is to ensure he cannot be selected for Coventry's first round FA Cup match on Saturday, which signals that there Kent could end up in the club's plans for the second half of the season depending on what other moves they make during the January transfer window.
Last season, the club unexpectedly found themselves in the odd situation of recalling Jordon Ibe in January to help with depth in the cup competitions despite that Ibe had been cup tied with Derby. With Kent, they're the club is trying to keep their options open.
Kent has impressed manager Tony Mowbray at Coventry and, should Liverpool decide they do not need the youngster in the new year, the League One side are expected to seek to extend his loan through the end of the season.
Ryan Kent's goal tonight for Coventry: pic.twitter.com/hPPx40eeBJ— The Normal One (@LFCTikiTaka) November 4, 2015