While Liverpool certainly need to strengthen their squad with proven talent during this month's transfer window, there are a number of players who would benefit from leaving the club on a temporary basis.
At present, with a number of key men out injured, the Reds are down to the bare bones in terms of players available for selection.
However, come late January when the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Daniel Agger will be fighting fit, there will be certain players who will struggle for playing time.
Iago Aspas, Joe Allen, Martin Kelly and Luis Alberto have all failed to cement a place in Brendan Rodgers' starting 11 so far this season.
If utilised correctly, the loan system can be of great benefit.
There is no use in simply sending a player elsewhere if it is of no benefit to the individual or the club. The player simply has to play.
Established Premier League stars such as Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere, Kyle Walker and the aforementioned Sturridge have benefited greatly from loan moves earlier in their careers.
There are others in Rodgers' squad who could certainly follow suit.
This article will analyse the three players who would benefit most from a temporary move and evaluate how it will benefit both player and club.