Like Tottenham Hotspur last summer, Liverpool are yet to make any addition to their squad in the winter window even though there is a need for it from the fans perspective.
Instead, the club has sold one player to Bournemouth and loaned out a couple without adding anyone to the team currently topping the Premier league.
To buttress this, young midfielder Ovie Ejaria who featured for the first team a couple of times in 2016 is set to join Reading on loan if his medical is successful.
The 21-year-old Englishman cut his loan spell with Glasgow-Rangers short citing personal reasons for his decision. Whilst with Rangers, he chipped in with two goals in 28 appearances under the tutelage of Steven Gerrard.
Prior to joining the Gers on loan last season, Ejaria was sent to Sunderland on loan the season before. He contributed to the Black Cats by scoring a goal in 11 appearances.
He is set to join Reading in the championship with manager Jose Gomes on another loan spell if he is successful in his medical.
Young players need regular playing time to develop and since the first team is most times stacked the loan option have to be accessed to give them a taste of the action.