Liverpool confirm loan of Brazilian midfielder Allan to Hertha Berlin

Liverpool youngster Allan Rodriguez de Souza has joined German side Hertha Berlin on loan, the Reds have confirmed.

Allan, 19, will spend the 2016-17 season with the Bundesliga club in order to continue his development.

Liverpool have decided to send the Brazil under-20 international out on a temporary basis because he does not yet qualify for a UK work permit.

Allan, who joined Liverpool from Internacional in September, had two spells on loan last season, joining SJK in Finland before moving to Belgian side Sint-Truiden.

He has only appeared for Liverpool in friendlies for the under-21s or behind-closed-door games at the club's Melwood training ground.

However, he has done enough to catch the eye of manager Jurgen Klopp, who said in March: "I saw him in training and I thought: 'Oh my God, what can we do to keep this boy here and bring him into the line-up?'

"He's 19 years old, an outstanding talent, a good player with a good attitude, everybody loves him, he's a nice lad -- so that's really, really good. He's a smart player.

"We hope we can find a solution in the future because he will be a fixed part of the squad in the future, for sure."