Liverpool loan watch – What has happened to Liverpool’s Brazilian talent?

Liverpool ’s on-loan midfielder Allan will be missing from Hertha Berlin until mid-February, after his Brazil Under-20s side sealed qualification to the final stage of the South American Youth Football Championship.Allan Rodrigues de Souza

The 19-year-old signed for the Reds from Internacional in 2015 in a £500,000 deal, but he has yet to be granted a work permit.

The club has previously sent him on loan to Finnish side SJK – where he helped them win their first-ever league title – and Sint-Truiden of Belgium.

Having impressed Jurgen Klopp during his time at Melwood, Allan was then sent to the German capital at the start of the season, making nine appearances for the Bundesliga side.

But Hertha, who are chasing Champions League qualification, have been without Allan for the past week, with the teenager in action for his national side.

He has made just one appearance off the bench so far, in the 0-0 draw against Chile, with Vasco de Gama’s Douglas Luiz preferred in the holding midfield role.

After two wins and a draw, Brazil have now qualified for the final stage of the tournament, which will see the top four of the six-team group qualify for the FIFA Under-20s World Cup in South Korea this summer.

This competition, being held in Ecuador, ends on February 11.

Elsewhere…

Pedro Chirivella opened his account for Dutch side Go Ahead Eagles, scoring the first goal in the 1-1 draw against Excelsior.

Ryan Kent was also on the scoresheet, live on Sky Sports, as Barnsley downed Leeds in a thrilling 3-2 victory.

In goal, Danny Ward kept a clean sheet in Huddersfield’s 2-0 win over Ipswich, as did Ryan Fulton for Chesterfield against AFC Wimbledon.

Lloyd Jones suffered a 1-0 defeat with Swindon against Peterborough, while Jon Flanagan was an unused substitute in Burnley’s controversial defeat at Arsenal.

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