Three players Liverpool need to loan out in January including teenager likened to Paul Gascoigne
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Three players Liverpool need to loan out in January including teenager likened to Paul Gascoigne

Liverpool will hope to get back to winning ways when their Premier League campaign resumes on Boxing Day.

The Reds have experienced a disappointing season so far.

Liverpool trail leaders Arsenal by 15 points and sit seven points adrift of the top four.

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One silver lining comes in the shape of the January transfer window, where the Reds can look to strengthen their ranks.

At the same time, Liverpool could also look to send some of their young talents out on loan.

While the Reds will likely look to bolster their ranks, they’ve also got to think about which players could do with getting experience elsewhere.

Here are three players we reckon the Anfield outfit should send out on loan in the January transfer window.

Ben Doak

Described by James Milner as having ‘absolutely incredible’ abilities, Doak is one of Liverpool’s most exciting youngsters.

Liverpool agreed a £600,000 fee with Celtic for Doak in March, and he’s already playing for the Under-21s.

The youngster has netted eight times and provided six assists across his 16 appearances for Liverpool’s youth teams.

Doak has already made his senior Reds debut, as well as playing twice for Celtic’s first-team.

The 17-year-old, who has been compared to Wayne Rooney and Raheem Sterling, already looks a cut above.

With that in mind, Liverpool could potentially do what they did with Harvey Elliott and loan him out to an EFL team.

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Bobby Clark

Liverpool signed Clark from Newcastle in the summer of 2021, and the young forward has been developing superbly.

The 17-year-old is already playing for the Reds U21s and has even made two appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Back in March, Liverpool rewarded Clark’s progress with a long-term contract.

Like Doak, Clark looks like he could already step up from the U21s. Perhaps a loan in the lower EFL?

One thing’s for sure – Newcastle were absolutely gutted the youngster left.

“For me – and I don’t talk about this lightly – but at the same sort of age, you had a young Paul Gascoigne at Newcastle,” Lee Ryder of Chronicle Live told the Liverpool Echo at the time.

“It was before the days of nutrition, dietitians and all of that, so Gascoigne was carrying a lot more weight than Bobby.

“But the reality is that sort of raw skill reminds me a little bit of Gazza at the same age.”

Curtis Jones

In terms of Liverpool first-team appearances, Jones is already a veteran of sorts, with 81 outings for Klopp’s side.

It’s easy to forget he’s still just 21, and he still has plenty of room to develop into a star.

Liverpool handed him a new contract just last month, which will take him until the summer of 2027.

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However, Jones has experienced a number of injury setbacks, and remains out with a recurring shin issue.

Speaking on Wednesday, assistant manager Pep Ljinders said: “Curtis is one week away from team training.”

Jones is clearly a top talent, but he could do with regular first-team football to polish his game further.

With this in mind, perhaps a loan to a bottom-half Premier League side or promotion-challenging Championship outfit might not be a bad shout.

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