The summer transfer window may be over, but for Championship, League One and League Two teams the chance to improve their squad is not quite over.
The ‘emergency’ loan window is rarely befitting of its name – with league officials waving through most loan moves despite their discretionary basis. However, the system is probably to the benefit of English football as a whole. Premier League managers have a better idea of who will actually play for them now as they have named their 25 man squad for the first half of the season. Football League managers on the other hand have an idea of where they would like to strengthen or add depth to their squad.
The loan window offers clubs beneath the Premier League the chance to strengthen with quality they could simply not buy. It also allows younger players and others struggling to make the first team squad the chance to maintain their fitness in a competitive match environment which simply cannot be replicated by playing reserve or under 21 football at their incumbent club.
With this in mind, here are five Liverpool players who clubs lower down the pyramid are likely to be having a look at during the loan window.