Liverpool’s season is beginning to look a little more rosy with the return to fitness of Danny Sturridge, but QPR’s campaign is all geared up for a mediocre Championship finish and further financial restrictions.
When you’re short of cash and quality, there is no better place to look than the loan market. Liverpool have a record for producing seriously talented youngsters, as they showed in their FA Cup tie with Exeter City, and some of them could easily make the move to QPR for first team football.
Experience is the only way a young player can truly develop and Championship football has been a great way for several emerging players to cut their teeth before making their name on the bigger Premier League stage. Getting your name up in lights at Anfield is no walk in the park and these players could do a lot worse than moving to work with a former striking great in the shape of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
So, here we have it, FIVE of Liverpool’s players who QPR could be considering..
A versatile player, Ojo can operate anywhere in the midfield and, despite Liverpool’s depth, is close to breaking into the first team squad on a regular basis.
Ojo was amongst several players who impressed against Exeter and his gangly dribbling style is a joy to watch.
Kent is a flying winger who can play on either side of the field and could be the man to add to QPR’s attacking prowess in the remainder of the campaign.
Liverpool are not blessed with wingers at the moment, but Kent is some way off regularly making the first-team and his development would benefit hugely from regular minutes. Kent has recently returned from a loan with Coventry City where be became a real favourite.
Rossiter looks set to leave the club this summer, so a chance to impress in QPR’s West London shop window would be fitting for the midfielder.
Liverpool seem resigned to losing him and Rossiter could show his ability to dominate a midfield at Championship level.
Flanagan’s long injury lay-off has left the ‘Scouse Cafu’ just a distant memory for many football fans, and he is in dire need of minutes.
The full-back is not going to displace Alberto Moreno or Nathaniel Clyne any time soon, so a loan move could be the best way for him to further his development.
Ibe probably thinks a move to the Championship is below him at this point, but the winger needs the minutes as he looks to move his career forward.
If Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Danny Sturridge remain fit for the rest of the campaign, opportunities are going to be few and far between.