By Daniel Moxon – @dmoxon_
Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke is set to be loaned out by the club in January as he seemingly has no current pathway into the first team, Sky Sports has reported.
The news comes after manager Jurgen Klopp himself suggested that he should leave in order to get regular first-team football, hinting that the German has no immediate plans to integrate him into his side.
The 21-year-old was signed from Chelsea in 2017 as a highly-rated prospect and has since made his international bow for the England senior side, but hasn’t progressed as much as people though and has starting on only six occasions for the Reds.
He has been even less involved this season, having not made a single appearance in any competition thus far for Liverpool.
Huddersfield and Crystal Palace are said to be interested in taking the Englishman on loan as both sides are struggling to score goals, while West Ham have also been touted as a potential destination as they look to add another attacking player to their squad.
Opening the door
With fellow striker Divock Origi also set to be allowed to leave in the winter transfer window, it would leave the Reds with only Daniel Sturridge as backup to Roberto Firmino, increasing the likelihood that Klopp will recruit another forward in the same period.
Origi, 23, is being linked most strongly with a move to Wolves who want competition for on-loan Raul Jimenez, while Danny Ings is already out at struggling Southampton.
Sturridge, 29, is notoriously prone to injury and it remains unlikely that the manager would be content with the squad depth at his disposal in this area as the squad pushes for trophies both domestically and on the continent.
The most speculation of any potential incoming transfer at Anfield, however, remains around Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic, who has recently said that he wants a move to the Premier League and will reportedly be allowed to leave by his employers for the right fee.